The current Project Schedule is available on the first tab of this page. AMAFCA's Drainage Policy is the second tab. A list of available Mapping and Design Resources (including where some of them can be obtained immediately online) is on the third tab. The Links tab is a list of other websites we consider to be good resources.
AMAFCA 2016 Project Schedule
What is the Project Schedule?
The AMAFCA Project Schedule identifies projects and planning efforts AMAFCA hopes to accomplish over the next six years. This list of projects has been derived from an extensive survey and analysis of past drainage master planning efforts, which have assessed hundreds of different flood control projects and evaluated their needs and priorities. The list has been developed with input from other local agencies, and is updated every two years. The next update is due to be completed at the end of 2017.
Please Note: The Project Schedule is strictly a planning and budgeting document for use by the AMAFCA Board of Directors. This schedule utilized various criteria to establish general project priorities from a technical perspective, which may not necessarily reflect the priorities used by the Board of Directors for funding and construction of individual projects. Specific projects will be funded and scheduled by AMAFCA Board action based on evaluation of public safety needs, cost-sharing benefits, orderly development of flood control infrastructure, overall community needs, and regional planning requirements.
The AMAFCA 2016 Project Schedule is an Adobe Acrobat pdf file, formatted for double-sided printing. Although compressed for the web, it is still over 7 MB in size.
The Project Schedule will open in a separate window or tab. As the file is large, please allow sufficient time for it to finish downloading.
Project Schedule - pdf format (7.1 MB)
What is the Drainage Policy?
The AMAFCA Board, realizing the importance of setting forth a clear policy regarding drainage in the greater Albuquerque area, passed the Drainage Policy Resolution (ordinance) in 1980. It regulates drainage decisions, drainage facility design, and land alteration within the AMAFCA boundaries.
The policy also sets forth the documentation required for the development review process.
You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the pdf file.
You may check out CDs containing digital orthophotos (1999 or 2004), 1' or 2' contours (1999 with limited 2004 updates), and digital surfaces (1999) at AMAFCA. Contact Kevin Troutman, GIS Manager, for information about newer orthophotos. With his authorization, 2012 MRCOG Orthophotography and 2010 MRCOG LIDAR are available on portable hard drives for checkout from the AMAFCA office. See the maps page for further information.
Bernalillo County has 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2001, 1999 and 1996 orthophotos available for immediate download online, along with a number of shapefiles. Clicking on the desired year's download link on the County page takes you to a page of information about that year's orthoimagery. The actual files are obtained by clicking on "Link to Ortho Folder" at the bottom of that page, or on the years desired in this paragraph.
For more information about these datasets and others, including surface models and contours, go to Bernalillo County’s GIS Program webpage. From that page, there are links to download GIS Data, GIS Maps, Orthoimagery, the Zone Atlas, Zoning Permits, and Surface Models & Contours.
The Sediment and Erosion Design Guide may be purchased from the AMAFCA office for $40.00 plus tax for a paper copy, or may be viewed online at the Bernalillo County website, here. Bernalillo County's file is an Adobe Acrobat pdf and will open in a new tab or window. (Note the file is 43.5 MB in size - please allow time for it to download.)
Links to Useful External Websites
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Albuquerque Flood Control
- Ditch Safety
- City of Albuquerque Storm Drainage Design
- Ditches are Deadly
- Keep the Rio Grand - The Storm Water Quality Team
- State of New Mexico
- Bernalillo County
- City of Albuquerque
- Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque
- Mid-Region Council of Governments
- Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD)
- Southern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority (SSCAFCA)
- Eastern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority (ESCAFCA)
Geographic Information Systems
- City of Albuquerque Interactive Maps (Advanced Map Viewer)
- Bernalillo County Interactive Map
- AGIS - Albuquerque Geographical Information System
- ESRI Homepage
- Real-time Surface Water Data for NM (USGS)
- Statewide Real-Time Stream Flow Data for NM (USGS)
- Rio Grande Gauge - water flow data (USGS)
- North Diversion Channel - water flow data (USGS)
- South Diversion Channel - water flow data (USGS)
- Tijeras Arroyo - water flow data (USGS)
- UNM Hydraulics Lab
- UNM Hydraulics Lab Projects
- National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Manual
- Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA)
- National Weather Service Albuquerque Radar (live image)