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 Flood Control Department

 

Flood Control's vision is to see minimal property damage and no loss of life during flood events.

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MISSION 

  • Monitor and maintain Fort Wayne's 12.3 miles of flood control structures to ensure the residents and property are protected in these areas during a flood emergency.

  • Monitor and maintain Fort Wayne's early flood warning system since this system provides crucial information for the National Weather Service's public watches & warnings and Fort Wayne's flood fighting strategies.

  • Apply for and oversee the completion of approved federal grants, which includes the acquisition and demolition of residential and commercial properties in the floodplain to turn them into flood storage areas.

Goals and Objectives 

  • Analyze repetitive flooding areas after flood emergencies to determine whether we need to update our flood fighting strategies and determine if we need to seek more federal grants to acquire flood prone properties.

  • Research and implement cost effective ways to maintain Fort Wayne's flood control structures and early warning flood system.

  • Partner with local, state and federal agencies to cost share flood prevention programs and projects.

  • Analyze our response to flood emergencies and research ways to improve our response.

  • Monitor and maintain Fort Wayne's early flood warning system since this system provides crucial information for the National Weather Service's public watches & warnings and Fort Wayne's flood fighting strategies

Homeowner Information
 
Contact US
  • Patrick Zaharako, City Engineer: 
    • 260-427-1172
    • E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • City of Fort Wayne Flood Event Hotline:
    • 427-2875