FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Cassandro Wash Dam   [open pdf - 27KB]

Alternate Title: Cassandro Wash Dam Mitigation Project Successful

This document is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Best Practices Portfolio. The Best Practices Portfolio is a collection of true stories about people and communities who have experienced disasters, and what mitigation they used to survive, rebuild, and prepare for disasters. From the document: "North Wickenburg is home to close to 100 families that are in the middle to low-income group. These residences were in the floodway, Cassandro Wash, which was the oldest part of the city. The community experienced severe flooding many times. At one time, water was so deep in the streets that emergency vehicles could not pass through. The City of Wickenburg pursued a Letter of Map Revision (LOMAR) thru the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). As a result, the city teamed with the Maricopa County Flood Control District to build the Cassandro Wash Dam. The dam was built to alleviate flooding of the homes on the Cassandro Wash and to allow future development of the property." This and other individual FEMA Best Practices documents are also combined in "Mitigation Best Practices: Public and Private Sector Best Practice Stories for All Activity/Project Types in All States and Territories Relating to All Hazards [August 10, 2011]," which can be accessed at the following link: [https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=683132]

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