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Stormwater Management Program Master Plan Update

The City Council has adopted the Stormwater Management Program Master Plan, which resulted from an intensive, yearlong effort to compile and understand lessons learned during the first 10 years of the program and to develop a strategic direction that is realistic, well-prioritized and responsive to community needs.

Key Initiatives

Page 57 | Local Floodplain Policy Page 53 | Resource Programming Normalization Framework Page 55 | Public Channel Maintenance
Page 55 | Storm Drain Rehabilitation Program Page 55 | Voluntary Buyout Policy Page 56 | Mitigation Banking
Page 57 | Private Property Channel Erosion Policy Page 56 | Opportunistic Construction of Small CIPs Page 56 | Natural Area Preservation, Conversation, and Restoration
Page 55 | Prioritization of Critical Maintenance Functions Page 53 | Program Wide Communication Plan
Page 57 | Flood Preparedness ( warn, respond, recover)
Page 57 | Level of Development Review Policy

Read more about the Key initiatives.

Program Background

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.


Main Report

View the strategic Stormwater Management Program Master Plan report.


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)

About the Update

May 2018

Download the Resolution and M&C.

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