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Schultz/Pipeline Flood Area

Posted on: July 11, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Important Sandbag Information for Doney Park

This is particularly the case in the Doney Park area. The Flood Control District (District) cannot reiterate often enough that the flood risk is very significant and meets or exceeds the monsoon flood risk of the post-wildfire Schultz flooding. 

This is particularly the case in the Doney Park area and specifically the area southeast of Cromer School. I cannot reiterate often enough that the flood risk is very significant and meets or exceeds the monsoon flood risk of the post-wildfire Schultz flooding. A meeting for the Doney Park area that is at high risk for flooding is scheduled for this Thursday, July 14 at Cromer School gymnasium at 6:30pm. This meeting is solely for the Doney Park area. There will be other flood corridor meetings in the future. 

Please heed this warning and prepare your homes now for what is forecast to be a lengthy and active monsoon season. Current predictions are that thunderstorms will be prevalent throughout the remainder of July. The District’s Engineering Consultants have created Recommended Mitigation Exhibits that are maps for this area and throughout the flood area showing the homes needing mitigation, the type of mitigation, location of the mitigation, and some details of the mitigation so you can proceed with your mitigation efforts (the vast majority of which are sandbags).

Recommended Flood Mitigation Exhibits are available for viewing & download at: https://www.coconino.az.gov/2929/Recommended-Flood-Mitigation-Exhibits. Instructions on how to view the exhibits also are provided. You also can access this page via a link from the main page at www.coconino.az.gov/SchultzPipelineFloodArea

Important: If your home is not shown with proposed mitigation on an exhibit, then it has not been determined as being at higher risk for post-wildfire flooding. Our initial mitigation efforts are for higher risk properties. This does not mean that there is no flood risk to your home. Based on the current modeling, the property is not at higher risk for flooding based on a 2” rainfall event in 45 minutes with on-forest saturated conditions. Again, larger rainfall events can occur and have greater impacts than shown on the Flood Modeling Map, which can be found at www.coconino.az.gov/SchultzPipelineFloodArea

Property owners with homes that have not been identified as high-risk should make their own decisions about sandbagging. Please keep in mind, however, that there are a very limited number of sandbags that must serve many high-risk properties over an enormous area. Further, sandbag mitigation that is improperly installed can cause adverse impacts on adjacent or neighboring properties. If you choose to sandbag, then please remember: Sandbags are intended solely for mitigating flood risk to residences, and should not be used for outbuildings, corrals, etc. Again, this is especially important as sandbags are in very high demand and the supply needs to serve as many people as possible.

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