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Stormwater Management Program Master Plan Update

Purpose and Objectives

This update to the Stormwater Management Program Master Plan will assess the progress and lessons learned from the first 10 years of the program.

Opportunities for efficiencies and improvements will be objectively evaluated to ensure the City of Fort Worth is in line with representative communities. Strategies, priorities, and policies will be refined to optimize the use of resources to best meet the stormwater related needs of the City of Fort Worth community over the next 10 years. This initiative will include significant stakeholder engagement and input with the updated Master Plan ultimately being submitted for adoption by City Council.

This video is a modified version of the May 16, 2017, stakeholder meeting presentation, which provides an overview of the peer review communities and a focused discussion on four specific that we wanted feedback on: non-FEMA local floodplains, private property channel erosion, voluntary buyout, and development oversight.

View the strategic Stormwater Management Program Master Plan report


The City of Fort Worth implemented a Stormwater Utility in 2006 to address a backlog of data and technology needs, fulfill maintenance obligations, and construct capital projects to protect people and property from harmful stormwater runoff. The first 10 years of the Stormwater Management Program have focused on assessing citywide flood risk and drainage system capacity, addressing many of the most hazardous flooding problems in the city, implementing a high water warning system, developing a work order system and maintenance program, and developing a basic inventory of the major components of the drainage system.

Related Documents

Download the Floodplain Management Plan, which has been approved by City Council.

View the Stormwater Master Plan Update Frequently Asked Questions.


Meeting Information

Stakeholder Meeting No. 1 (Jan. 26, 2017)

Stakeholder Meeting No. 2 (May 16, 2017)

Stakeholder Meeting No. 3 (Aug. 3, 2017)

Stakeholder Meeting No. 4 (Oct. 19, 2017)

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About the Update

Expected Completion
End of 2017

Update the Stormwater Management Program's Strategic Master Plan to gather feedback, refine policies and optimize resource distribution.



Find data about your address, including if your property falls within a regulatory floodplain or is in an area that is potentially flood prone.


Jennifer Dyke
Senior Planner
Transportation & Public Works