Public Works

Gila County Flood Control District

 
The Flood Control District works to help residents to be safer and incur less property damage when floods happen.  Floods are a natural occurrence, and floodplains have beneficial functions for groundwater recharge and wildlife habitat.  We endeavor to make these areas safe for residents and visitors in Gila County.

Is my property in a floodplain?

See/Print Unofficial Flood Maps from Gila County GIS
Gila County only provides Flood Hazard information in conjunction with Floodplain Use Permit or Floodplain Clearance applications (for development in floodplains).
  For Real Estate or Insurance purposes, please
view the maps above, or contact a flood determination company from  FEMA's list, which also has contact information to set up an account with them to prepare flood hazard determinations for you.
 
Paper copies of official maps are also available for viewing at the Flood Control District office.  We cannot provide copies, but you may print the maps or "FIRMette" (an excerpt) from the official maps available online from the following link:
See/Print FLOOD MAPS (Official "FIRMette" or GIS Flood Maps from FEMA

Click here for a tutorial on using the FEMA map link for flood maps or flood determination.

For engineering purposes, current  and historic flood maps are available.  Current maps are available in GIS layers or scanned images.  Click here to download maps from the County FTP site.


Permits for Building in Floodplains:
Click Here


Other Drainage:


Whether or not your property is in a regulatoty floodplain, there may be grading or other drainage issues.  The PDI will help you identify those issues also.

Please see the Engineering Section of the Public Works Division for information on what may be required to help minimize problems from those issues during construction.

Gila County regulates watercourses where more than a quarter (1/4) of a square mile of land area drains into it, to assist our citizens to build safely, even if not in a mapped floodplain.


More Information:

HOW DO I BUILD TO PROTECT MY FAMILY AND HOME?
PERMITS and PROCEDURES for Development within a Floodplain
Manufactured Home Foundation Details for Shallow Flooding (From AZ OMH)

IS WEATHER COMING?
Weather and Stream Flow Data

AM I PREPARED FOR FLOODS?  WHAT IF I GET FLOODED?
Preparing for Emergencies
Flood Emergency Information

Maps and Floodplain Management Technical Issues

More Flood Information on the Flood Control FTP site


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Darde G. de Roulhac, P.E., CFM
Chief Engineer / Floodplain Administrator
107 W. Frontier St, Suite A
Payson, AZ  85541
Office: 928-474-1076
Fax: 928-468-1106
Email:  dderoulhac@gilacountyaz.gov