Floodplain & Storm Water Management

Floodplain Management

The City of Farmington Floodplain Management program provides the following services:

  • Elevation Certificate Database (please contact City Floodplain Manager (CFM) for inquiries)
  • City of Farmington Floodplain Maps 
  • Floodplain Development Permits (please contact City Floodplain Manager (CFM) for inquiries)

Floodplain Development Permitting

All earthmoving, grading, paving, storm drain improvement, building additions, and new building construction in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) shall apply for a Floodplain Development Permit.  Compliance with the requirements of the Flood Ordinance Chapter 14 and UDC Development Standard Section 5.6 Floodplains is required of every applicant for subdivision, site development plan, work order, and/or building permit approval. 

The City of Farmington has partnered with the adjoining communities in the San Juan County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, click here to view the updated plan.

City of Farmington Annual Progress Report

For information regarding floodplains outside of the City of Farmington Limits please visit the following link, San Juan County Floodplain Management.

Storm Water Management

Storm water is runoff water from rain and snow. It flows across our driveways, parking lots and streets into storm drains. In this process it picks up oils, pet waste, trash, leaves and other contaminants. After flowing into the storm drains in our City streets, miles of pipes transport storm water to the Animas/San Juan Rivers. A small portion is piped to ponds and infiltration trenches where it can be absorbed into the ground. If you have questions or issues please contact Toni Sitta at 505-599-1399.

Federal Clean Water Act
The federal Clean Water Act, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
and Safe Drinking Water Act requires the City to manage storm water runoff to protect water quality in our streams and protect the quality of our ground water as a drinking water resource.

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