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Our Mission is to reduce the risks of death, personal injury, and
property damage through the identification, regulation, and
remediation of flood hazards.
Administrating the floodplain in accordance with the
requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program.
Increasing public awareness through education and public notices
of flood hazards.
Providing for the installation, operation, and maintenance of an
Alert Weather System.
The fiscally responsible construction of flood control
structures to protect existing populations centers and the
implementation of nonstructural solutions where population
centers are not currently present.
CONGRATULATIONS TAXPAYERS !
COUNTY INCREASED TO A CLASS 8 IN THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE
PROGRAM'S (NFIP) COMMUNITY RATING SYSTEM (CRS). CALL YOUR INSURANCE
AGENT, AS A 10% PREMIUM DISCOUNT WAS INITIATED AS OF OCTOBER 1,
2005 -- Click
here to view
Flooding in the desert?
One of the greatest problems the Flood Control
District has is convincing county residents that flooding is a
problem. Some portion of Mohave County generally experiences
flooding at least once a year, and sometimes more often.
The first settlers to Mohave
County found a natural system of washes, streams
and rivers that adequately carried off natural
drainage water. As the population began to grow
so did agriculture and urban development, which
disrupted this system. Streets, roads, farms and
subdivisions in many cases were developed with
little regard to the natural drainage system. As
urban development takes place buildings, homes
and pavements do not absorb water as did the
natural ground and vegetation they replaced.
Floods that create major damage in a desert
happen for four reasons: a large population
base, location in a major drainage basin, the
chance for large storms with greater than normal
precipitation, and inadequate drainage
Flood Control Staff Contacts
Flood Control District Engineer -- Nick Hont, P.E.,
Main Flood Control (928)
Address ----------- 3675 E. Andy Devine Ave., Kingman, AZ 86401
Mail Address --- PO
Box 7000, Kingman, AZ 86402-7000