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Stormwater Drainage and Floodplain Management
Management Practices
Jim Fairbanks
City Engineer

516 E. Grand Ave.
Ponca City, OK  74601

Ph: (580) 767-0383

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
In the aftermath of a June 12, 2002 storm event that caused severe flooding in parts of the community, the City of Ponca City and its administrative staff have significantly improved its stormwater management practices, to the extent that Ponca City is now recognized as one of the top communities in the State in this particular area. Since 2002, the City has:
  • Achieved the success of having three staff members become nationally Certified Floodplain Managers (CFM)
  • Adopted a stormwater utility fee to fund floodplain management and stormwater pollution prevention activities and projects in accordance with federal mandates
  • Applied for and received over $1,000,000 in FEMA funding to remove structures that have sustained repetitive damage due to flooding

Community Rating System
The City of Ponca City is a class 5 CRS (Community Rating System), an enhanced floodplain management program in which only 4% of the nation’s communities participate. Residents in CRS communities receive reduced flood insurance premiums.
If you would like further infomation about CRS please contact Jim Fairbanks, City Engineer at

Master Drainage Plan
Learn about the City of Ponca City's Master Drainage Plan.

Stormwater Quality
Learn about the City of Ponca City's Stormwater Quality Department.

Elevation Certificates
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Kaw Dam Stream Gage
Kaw Dam Stream Gage

Flood Safety
Flood Safety Information

Flood Reference Library

Above the Flood Elevating Your Floodprone House

Answers to Questions About Substationally Damaged Buildings

Answers To Questions About National Flood Insurance Program

Design Guidelines For Flood Damage Reduction

Elevated Residential Structures

Flood Insurance Study Guidelines and Specifications for Study Contractors

Flood Proofing Non Residential Structures

Homeowners Guide to Retrofitting

Managing Floodplain Development in Approximate Zone A Areas

Mandatory Purchase of Flood Insurance Guidelines

Planning for a Sustainable Future The Link Between Hazard Mitigation and Livability

Protecting  Building Utilities from Flood Damage

Protecting Manufactured Homes From Floods and Other Hazards

Reducing Losses in High Risk Flood Hazard Areas

Protecting Floodplain Resources

516 E. Grand, Ponca City, OK 74601
PO Box 1450, Ponca City, OK 74602
Ph. (580) 767-0339
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