Project Details

Desert Mountain Area Drainage Master Study

Public Meetings

Currently there are no public meetings scheduled for this project.

Past Public Meetings

• 2/28/2019
• 2/26/2019
Project Contact: Theresa Pinto
Region: NE
District: 2 - Steve Chucri
Phase: Planning & Studies

The Flood Control District of Maricopa County (FCD), in partnership with the City of Scottsdale and Town of Carefree, is conducting an Area Drainage Master Study (ADMS) in the Desert Mountain and surrounding area to identify known and potential flooding hazards. The project area is approximately 15 square mile and includes residential subdivisions, large lot residential development, commercial areas and undeveloped land. Specifically, the study area encompasses the communities of Desert Mountain, Carefree Ranch, Quail Ridge, Tonto Hills, and Carefree Shadows.

The primary purpose of this ADMS is to identify the flooding hazards based on existing conditions. This will be accomplished by technical evaluation and data collection using various methods and sources, such as hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, surveys, reviewing previous studies, and meeting with property owners and agencies. The results of the Desert Mountain ADMS will be used to determine if additional actions are needed to help protect property owners and development from flooding hazards. The results can also be used to guide future development and help plan drainage infrastructure and flood mitigation measures that are appropriate for the built and natural environment.


Available Documents

Document Name Type Size
0.Fact Sheet
0.Study Boundary Map
1st Public Meeting Presentation (Feb 2019) pdf 6301
Desert_Mountain_ADMS_Houses_at_Risk_of_flooding.pdf pdf 1767
Pedestrian Safety Risk (100yr Storm) pdf 12968
Pedestrian Safety Risk (10yr Storm) pdf 15928
Potential Erosion Risk pdf 14245
Potential Flood Risk for Houses & Buildings (100yr Storm) pdf 13913
Potential Flood Risk for Houses & Buildings (10yr Storm) pdf 13744
Potential Floodplain for Major Washes (100yr Storm) pdf 13526
Potential Transportation Risks (100yr Storm) pdf 14829
Potential Transportation Risks (10yr Storm) pdf 15117
Public Meeting Mailer for Feb. 28 2019 pdf 3806
Sediment Deposition Potential pdf 14957

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