About the District

The Flood Control District of Maricopa County (District) was created in 1959 to reduce the risk of flooding to people and property .


Our mission is to reduce risk from flooding so that property damage and loss of life is minimized, economic development is supported in a safe and responsible manner and storm water is recognized as a resource for the long-term benefit of the community and environment.


We are a community partner working with citizens and stakeholders to reduce risk from flooding. We accomplish this through exceptional customer service, technical expertise, fiscally responsible actions and multi-use projects.


Agency Director 

Michael Fulton007_L croppedArizona native Michael Fulton assumed the role of FCD Director on April 16, 2018. Fulton holds a Bachelor of Science in Forest-Watershed Management from the University of Arizona. For three years, he served as Deputy Director of Maricopa County Air Quality Department overseeing general department operations, Air Monitoring, Trip Reduction and Inter-Governmental Relations programs. Prior to his County service, Fulton devoted over 27 years to a variety of roles at State of Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) and, most recently, as Water Quality Division Director. Prior ADEQ assignments included Tank Programs Division Director and Waste Programs Division Deputy Director.

Chief Engineer & General Manager

Scott VogelScott Vogel serves as Chief Engineer and General Manager while maintaining his current role as FCD Engineering Division Manager. He is a registered, professional civil engineer who has been developing comprehensive solutions to drainage problems for regional flood control agencies for over 29 years. Vogel has experience as an FCD project manager and was a flood control design engineer in Orange County, California. Vogel enjoys the challenge of leading teams in the implementation of solutions, including infrastructure that balances the needs of flood protection, the environment, public multi-use and safety. As a recreation enthusiast, Vogel identifies first-hand with the needs of the public who uses amenities created by these facilities.

Board of Directors

The Flood Control District is governed by a five-member Board of Directors that also serves as the Board of Supervisors for Maricopa County. The Board of Directors exercises all the powers and duties in the acquisition and operation of District properties, contracting, and regulatory functions as ordinarily exercised by governing bodies.

Annual Reports

2019 -2020

Previous Annual Reports

Flood Control Advisory Board

The Flood Control Advisory Board (FCAB) acts in an advisory role to the Board of Directors on flood control, floodplain management, drainage and related matters. The FCAB reviews planning, operations and maintenance of flood control facilities, and recommends an annual budget, which includes a five-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP), to the Board of Directors. The FCAB members also serve the District as members of the Floodplain Review Board and the Drainage Review Board.

Read more about the FCAB. View past meeting minutes and presentations.

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