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Stormwater and Floodplain Management

The purpose of Stormwater and Floodplain Management is to protect the health and welfare of the public from the impacts of flooding by promoting sound floodplain management and the development and maintenance of a cost effective and efficient citywide drainage system.

Floodplain Management - Drainage concerns, ordinances, the design standards and policies manual, Homeowner's guide, FAQ's, and information on severe weather warnings.

Elevation Certificates - An Elevation Certificate is a form that is used by the NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program) to provide supplemental information to that found on a FIRM (Flood Insurance Rate Map).

Flood Insurance Rate Maps - View flood plain boundary maps to determine flood insurance requirements for properties within the City of Scottsdale.

Report a Flood Tool - Developed by the Flood Control District of Maricopa County

FEMA Information

National Flood Insurance Program

Flood Insurance Publications


The public is invited to learn about potential flooding and solutions for a tri-city area in Scottsdale, north Tempe and Paradise Valley. The meetings are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Paradise Valley Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive; and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road. Information presented will be the same at both meetings. The Flood Control District of Maricopa County is hosting the meetings as part of a study called the Lower Indian Bend Wash Area Drainage Master Study/Plan. The study area covers 27 square miles bounded by Shea Boulevard to the north, Indian Bend Wash to the east, Salt River to the south, and the 56th street alignment to the west. Learn more about the project at

Stormwater and Floodplain Management Ordinance

2015 Stormwater Management Plan

Stormwater Quality Annual Report

Reducing Flood Risk: A Resource Guidelinks to external site (PDF)

Wash Maintenance Brochure (PDF 14Mb)

FEMA Updating Flood Insurance Rate Maps

New Lowest Floor and FEMA Certification Requirements (effective July 6, 2009)

Contact Information

Ashley Couch
Stormwater Manager
P: 480-312-4317

Richard Anderson
Senior Civil Engineer
P: 480-312-2729

Nerijus Baronas
Senior Stormwater Engineer
P: 480-312-7072

Rob Henderson
Drainage Inspector
P: 480-312-7278