A large portion of the Town of Davie is located within an environmentally sensitive region known as the C-11 West basin. This area also encompasses the vast majority of the Town that falls within a special flood hazard area. The C-11 West basin includes all areas of the CBWCD that are located west of Nob Hill Road. Stormwater that drains from each area within this C-11 West basin proceeds to flow into South Florida Water Management District’s C-11, or South New River canal (recognized by many as the Griffin Road canal). Stormwater that enters the C-11 at all
points west of Nob Hill Road is pumped via SFWMD’s S-9 (pump station) directly into the Everglades (Water Conservation Area 3A).
Hurricane Irene (1999) is the most recent example of widespread flooding in the Town. Because of the extensive flooding from this storm, the Town identified 13 areas where the drainage system needed to be improved. Thus, the Town initiated a capital improvements project to deal with these drainage issues.
Visit floodsmart.gov and Ready.gov for more information relating to flood-related information including a list of flood insurance companies in the state of Florida, process of filing a letter of map revision, property protection measures and flood safety tips. The Town’s flood information library is located at the Davie-Cooper
City Library, 4600 S.W. 82nd Avenue, Davie, FL 33328. The library can be reached at 954-680-0050 or browardlibrary.org. This library contains FEMA publications, flood insurance rate maps (FIRMs), and other flood-related documents. Residents can access the Town’s flood website by clicking on the “Updated Flood Hazard Information” link on the Town home page, www.davie-fl.gov. If you would like to see real-time site readings from the regional water pumps, please go to http://www.sfwmd.gov/pls/portal/realtime.realtime_app.rtv2?p_op=FORT_LAUDERDALE
Updated September 2012