Fort Worth Stormwater Management
What is the Floodplain Management Plan?
The City of Fort Worth is working on a Floodplain Management Plan for the entire city. This will be the first part of a growing public planning and interaction program being led by the Stormwater Management Division.
This plan will identify flood risks, their impact on the community and a prioritized action plan for reducing flood risks.
View the draft plan
The draft floodplain management plan is available for review.
An eye on the bottom line
By completing this plan, the city will not only be on a path to becoming safer and more resilient to flooding hazards, but it will also improve Fort Worth's National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) score. Improving the city’s CRS score will reduce eligible flood insurance premiums, which will save money for citizens and businesses.
Watch this web page and City News for opportunities to provide feedback.
- View Stormwater Utility rates and other information.
- If you have reported a stormwater issue or received a door tag from city staff, let us know about your experience.
Find data about your address, including if your property falls within a regulatory floodplain or is in an area that is potentially flood prone.
- Association of State Floodplain Managers
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Federal Emergency Management Administration
- National Flood Insurance Program
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association
- National Weather Service
- North Central Texas Council of Governments
- Tarrant County
- Tarrant Regional Water District
- Texas Water Development Board
- Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
- Texas Department of Transportation
- Trinity River Authority
- Trinity River Vision
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- U.S. Geological Survey
- Flood damages in Fort Worth occur more often outside the FEMA floodplains than inside.
- The flood insurance policies outside the floodplain have experienced 73 percent more damages than inside the FEMA floodplain.
- Just a few inches of water from a flood can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage.
Source: National Flood Insurance Program