The Engineering Division consists of two Sections – Floodplain Management and Dam Safety.
The Floodplain Management Program collaborates with other state and local entities to administer the National Floodplain Insurance Program (NFIP), the Community Assistance Program, and the Cooperating Technical Partner Program. Floodplain Management personnel assist with the development of State Standards for floodplain management. In addition, the Flood Warning Program is responsible for assisting in the planning, design and construction of flood warning systems. Program personnel coordinate with local, state and federal agencies during times of flood emergencies.
The Dam Safety Program is responsible for the safety of all non-federal dams in Arizona. This is accomplished through the review of applications for proposed new dams, the monitoring of construction of new dams and the repairs for existing structures. Program personnel inspect and evaluate operating dams to determine if safety deficiencies exist, and then develop actions to remove those deficiencies.