by Mason Callejas | InMaricopa
The Maricopa City Council received an update from the local flood control district on Tuesday, showcasing some of their recent accomplishments while also reminding council of a few struggles.
One major concern for Maricopa is the potential for redrawing of floodplain maps by the federal government that could negatively affect the future growth of Maricopa.
The Federal Emergency Management Administration works with the Army Corps of Engineers to create the floodplains, and though it is not official, there have been rumors the new maps will likely widen the flood plan.
Those new numbers could affect Maricopa in multiple ways.