Stormwater Management

Protecting People and Property from Harmful Stormwater Runoff

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 manage this runoff. The City's Stormwater Management Program is working to modernize the Fort Worth stormwater system and educate the public about the dangers of flash flooding. The Stormwater fee you pay through your monthly water bill provides funding to accomplish our Mission to Protect People and Property from Harmful Stormwater Runoff, in the following ways: 

Pipes, channels, and other systems maintenance.

existing systems of pipes
and channels to function
as designed.
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Drainage construction and improvement

drainage and reduce
erosion through
construction of projects.
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Flooding and erosion hazards warning flashers.

the public and property
owners of flooding and
erosion hazards.
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Development and compliance review.

development for
compliance with City
Stormwater standards.
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If you have questions or concerns about drainage, you can:

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 Use the MyFW app to
report flooding or
clogged storm drain inlets.
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City Call Center
(817) 392-1234
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Protect What Matters

Floodplain Facts to help Protect You & Your Property from Harmful Stormwater Runoff

Floodplain management checklist

Floodplain Management
and Regulations

Flood Warning Alert

Flood Warning

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Drainage System

Protecting home and property

Fort Worth Stormwater


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Hazard Road Overtopping Mitigation (HROM)

The City of Fort Worth's Hazardous Road Overtopping Mitigation (HROM) Program is an ongoing effort to identify hazardous road location due to flooding, prioritize them, and where feasible, develop solutions to make them safer. The HROM Program was created in response to life-threatening and fatal incidents associated with flood roads, usually at stream crossings.


HROM Fact Sheet(PDF, 2MB) HROM FAQ's(PDF, 303KB)

Stormwater Management Program Master Plan(PDF, 17MB)

The Stormwater Management Program has completed an intensive, year-long effort to develop a strategic program master plan that is realistic, well-prioritized, and responsive to community needs. The overarching goal of this effort was to help ensure the optimal use of program resources to advance the City’s strategic goals and respond to community needs in each of the four primary program elements:

  • System maintenance
  • Flood/erosion mitigation
  • Flood/erosion warning and
  • Private development review

The plan also outlines formal policy guidance needs and identifies key considerations, which will be used in the future processes to develop each policy.

Runoff Rundown

Floodplain Management Plan

The City of Fort Worth is working on a Floodplain Management Plan for the entire city. This will be the first part of a growing public planning and interaction program being led by the Stormwater Management Division.


Drainage Improvement Projects

The Stormwater Management Program improves drainage and reduces erosion though construction of projects.

View active projects

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Protect What Matters, Know Your Flood Risks(PDF, 349KB)


Find out if your flood risk is low, moderate or high before the next storm hits, so you can take steps to protect your home or business. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) publishes Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) which show the different flood zones that designate the risk.

To find your property, visit the One Address and type in your address. You can also email for assistance in determining flood risks or obtaining documents.

Due to the extensive reported flooding risks citywide outside of FEMA floodplains and the limited resources to help lessen these risks, a policy is necessary to provide city staff and the community with guidance for mapping, communication and regulating local flood risks. A Local Floodplain stakeholder working group has been formed to help with guidance in forming a policy. In addition, the following public meetings were held to gather public input:

Stormwater Local Floodplain Policy Public Meetings

  • No Meetings Scheduled

When it comes to protecting your personal safety and that of others, don’t risk your life when you come upon a roadway covered in water. Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

Linwood Neighborhood Flooding


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Flood Warning Information

The City of Fort Worth Flood Warning Information is designed to provide real-time flood warning risk levels, in order to protect people from hazardous flood conditions.

Residents can see real-time flood warning information at monitored low-water road crossings. The Flood Threat link shows whether the road crossing is experiencing no known threat ("NONE"), potential conditions for flooding ("CAUTION"), or has overtopped ("AVOID").

See flood information here.

Flood Information

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 & 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 is available through the National Weather Service.

Floodplain Management Plan(PDF, 17MB)

Proposed Updates to 2016 Floodplain Management Plan Action Item Table(PDF, 115KB)


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Satisfaction Survey

Stormwater Field Operations Customer Satisfaction Survey.

Map of City Fort Worth Texas


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

View the data for potential flood risk at your property in Fort Worth.


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Flood FAQS

  • Flood damages in Fort Worth occur more often outside the FEMA floodplains than inside.
  • The flood insurance policies outside the floodplain have experienced 73 percent more damages than inside the FEMA floodplain.
  • Just a few inches of water from a flood can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage.

Source: National Flood Insurance Program