Flood Control Information
Additional Flood Control Information
The Tulare County Flood Control District (District) is an independent Special District with powers established under “Tulare County Flood District Act.” 1969 Cal. Stat.2218; Cal. Water Code App. 111-1 (West 199). The County Board of Supervisors acts as the governing board of District and appoints a seven member Commission to provide operational oversight of the District. The Resource Management Agnecy (RMA) is responsible for the operations and management of the District. The District boundary includes all unincorporated areas of Tulare County.
Duties of the District include: Planning, designing, constructing and maintaining flood control projects within the District;Coordinating with Federal and State flood control agencies; Maintaining channels, pumps, and ponding basins; Administering the FEMA National Flood Insurance Program in Tulare County; and Providing flood zone information and performing flood control investigations.
To find out if you are located in a floodplain, contact the Tulare County Resource Management Agency at (559) 624-7000 or visit us at 5961 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277.
If you need technical assistance or confirmation letter, please contact the Tulare County Flood Control Division at (559) 624-7000.
Tulare County provides a form to be used by members of the public to suggest possible flood control projects for consideration by the Tulare Flood Control Commission, contingent upon adequate funding. To request a flood control project click here.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Maps
FEMA flood maps are available at:
User Friendly Directions to access FEMA maps: Click on the link above. Enter the address of the area in question as directed on the website. These maps are called “FIRM’s” by FEMA. Click on “view map” and then use the pan and zoom tools to navigate to the specific area of interest. Using the available tools users can make a “Firmette”, which is a reduced sized map for printing.
Amendments and other information is available on the main map page. An interactive mapping tool (GIS) is available via the main map page.
The information on the FEMA website is prepared and provided by FEMA and Tulare County does not authenticate accuracy of the maps provided.
California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Flood Maps
DWR Best Available Maps are available at:
User Friendly Directions to access DWR maps: Click on the link above. Enter the address of the area in question or navigate using the map tools to the area in question. Select layers of interest using tools provided on map page to show floodplain areas.
The information on the DWR website is prepared and provided by DWR and Tulare County does not authenticate accuracy of the maps provided.