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.


Chief Engineer & General Manager

Scott VogelScott Vogel serves as Chief Engineer and General Manager while maintaining his current role as 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 a District 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.

Chief Administrator

Gus MartinezGus Martinez joined the District in April 2022 as the Chief Administrator. Martinez’s impressive tenure with Maricopa County spans more than 16 years, where he has a proven track record of delivering results in the Air Quality, Environmental Services, Planning and Development, Animal Care and Control Departments as well as the Information Technology Center. Martinez has managed multi-million dollar department budgets, assisted in the strategic planning efforts and led several special project initiatives all with an eye on process optimization. In addition to his bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Northern Arizona University, Martinez is a Certified Public Manager.

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.

District Reports

Floodplain Management Plan

Comprehensive Report and Program

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.

Flood Stakeholders Group Presentations

Title VI Nondiscrimination Program

The Flood Control District of Maricopa County (FCD) is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any program activity, or service that it provides. This program establishes a framework for taking reasonable steps to ensure access to all services provided by the FCD for all Maricopa County citizens, and establishes procedures whereby the department will receive and investigate allegations of discrimination.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is the overarching civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin, in any program, service or activity that receives federal assistance. Specifically, Title VI assures that, “No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal assistance.” Nondiscrimination prohibitions have been further broadened and supplemented by related statutes, regulations, and executive orders.

  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any education or training program receiving federal financial assistance, with a limited number of defined exceptions;
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), which forbids discrimination on the basis of an individual’s disability by all federal agencies and in all federally funded activities;
  • The Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, which prohibits discrimination in federally supported activities on the basis of age.

Any federal financial aid sub-recipient is required to administer its program and activities without regard to race, color or national origin.

What does this mean?

FCD will not restrict an individual in any way from the enjoyment of any advantage or privilege enjoyed by others receiving any service, financial aid, or other benefit under any of its external programs, regardless of the funding source for the program. Individuals may not be subjected to criteria or methods of administration which cause adverse impact because of their race, color, or national origin, or have the effect of defeating or substantially impairing accomplishment of the objectives of the program because of race, color or national origin.

FCD will not tolerate intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination against any individual or group for the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege guaranteed under law or regulations, or because the individual has filed a complaint or has testified, assisted or participated in any way in an investigation, proceeding or hearing or has opposed any FCD action or decision.

FCD will take reasonable measures to provide access to FCD services to individuals with limited ability to speak, write, or understand English and/or those with disabilities.

FCD’s Nondiscrimination Program Plan and Policy may be found here:

FCD Nondiscrimination Program Plan

Nondiscrimination Program Policy; Grievance Procedures

Filing a Complaint

If someone believes they have suffered from discrimination under an FCD program, they may contact the FCD Nondiscrimination Program Coordinator to seek informal resolution. If the matter cannot be resolved informally, the following steps will be followed:

  • Within 180 days of the alleged discrimination, complainants may submit a written or verbal complaint to the Nondiscrimination Program Coordinator. Complaints must include the complainant’s name, the nature of the complaint, the dates of the complaint, requested action and contact information. Complaint forms are available in English and Spanish:
  • The Nondiscrimination Program Coordinator will review the complaint and may solicit additional information from the complainant as needed. If additional information is requested and not received, the case may be closed. The case may also be closed if the complainant no longer wishes to pursue their case.
  • A complaint log will be kept by FCD containing the name and address of the complainant, nature of the complaint, date of submission and results of the investigation.
  • If the complaint is outside the jurisdiction of FCD, the complainant will be notified of the name and contact information for the appropriate agency with jurisdiction, if known.

Complaint Processing

If the complaint is within the jurisdiction of FCD, or informal resolution was not possible, it will be promptly and impartially investigated. FCD’s goal is to address complaints within 60 days of receipt, though the time to carefully investigate complaints may be longer depending on the nature of the complaint and the complexity of the issue.

Preliminary Inquiry:

FCD will conduct a preliminary inquiry to determine the need for further investigation.

  • FCD will notify the complainant in writing that a preliminary inquiry is underway to determine the need for further investigation.
  • If the preliminary inquiry by FCD indicates that an investigation is warranted, the complainant will be notified in writing and an interview will be scheduled.
  • If the preliminary inquiry indicates an investigation is not warranted, the complainant will be notified in writing of the reasons why and factors considered.

Complaint Investigation

  • Complaints warranting further investigation will be promptly and impartially processed by the FCD Nondiscrimination Program Coordinator. The results of the investigation will be provided to the FCD Chief Administrator for review.
  • The complainant will be notified in writing of the results of the investigation and what actions will be/have been taken in response and a timeline to request review.

For questions, please contact:

FCD Nondiscrimination Program Coordinator

Phone: 602-506-1501