Project Details

Aguila Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

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Project Contact: Scott Vogel
Region: NW
District: 4 - Clint L. Hickman
Description:

This project, managed by the Flood Control District of Maricopa County (District) in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), purchased and relocated six residences located in the floodplain in the Town of Aguila. The Town is located in the extreme northwest corner of Maricopa County about 25 miles west of Wickenburg along U.S. Highway 60 and State Route 71.

On November 21, 2000, a severe rainstorm flooded the area, which caused extensive damage to homes and placed lives in danger. As a result of the flooding, the District and FEMA conducted a study of the flooded areas that surrounded the Town and on the Grass Wash area, which runs through Aguila. An assessment of the damage was made along with the decision to acquire the property and relocate the residents.

Status:

Acquisition, relocation, and then demolition of the homes in the floodway was a two-year project completed in late 2002. The residences have been demolished and the area cleared. The land will be preserved as open space and could someday be utilized as a community park.



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