One of our EAPs used 2-D animation to display the depths of flooding in the inundation areas, in the event of a levee breach. Dark blue represents areas of greater flooding depth.

Maricopa County Levee Emergency Action Plan

Maricopa County, AZ

One of the First U.S. Levee Emergency Action Plans

To meet the needs of emergency response and floodplain management officials in Maricopa County, contribute to the county's ability to be a Class 4 CRS community, and to qualify the public for a flood insurance discount, we developed a template for Levee Emergency Action Plans (EAP) and tested it on two levees within the county.

We analyzed data on the depth, velocity, and travel times of water for several levee breaches to determine an evacuation area; then established proper communication and notification plans to be enacted by emergency and floodplain management officials.

Though dam EAPs are standard in the industry, this was one of the first levee EAPs in the U.S.

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Location

Maricopa County, AZ

Completion Date

2012

Client

Flood Control District of Maricopa County