When rain hits any hard surface, such as your roof or driveway, it can't soak into the ground so it runs off your property. Uncontrolled runoff can lead to flooding, erosion and pollution problems. It is the city's job to help control this runoff.
The city's Stormwater Management program is working to modernize the Fort Worth storm water system and educate the public about the dangers of flash flooding.
- Understanding the Floodplain
- Property Protection/Flood Insurance
- Flood Safety: Turn Around, Don't Drown
- Development in the Floodplain
- Drainage System Maintenance
Residents of Fort Worth can obtain flood information concerning flooding, flood maps, mandatory flood insurance purchase requirements, and flood zone determinations from the City of Fort Worth’s Transportation and Public Works Department (Stormwater Management Division) located at City Hall or by calling 817-392-6261.
Elevation certificates of some properties located in the Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA’s) are on file in the Engineering Vault of the Transportation and Public Works Department located in City Hall. Copies of the available elevation certificates are available upon request.
Real time river gauge information can be obtained through the following website: www.usgs.gov.