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Established in 1990
Protect. Mitigate. Educate.
Southern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority (SSCAFCA) is an independent corporate political body with an elected board entrusted with flood and storm water control.
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On Thursday, May 18, 2023, SSCAFCA’s proposed Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan (ICIP) was presented to the SSCAFCA Board of Directors and the public comment period was opened.  SSCAFCA will be accepting public comment on the draft 2025-2029 ICIP until June 13, 2023.  Comments may be sent to Dave Gatterman, SSCAFCA Executive Engineer

The Southern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority (SSCAFCA) is currently analyzing a new storm water flood mitigation project within the Vigil/Cielo Norte area in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.  Click below for the Alternative Analysis Report about the project Draft Nightglow Ave. Flood Risk

Our Mission

Protect citizens and property by implementing proven flood control solutions that:

  • Manage our watersheds prudently for future generations
  • Enhance the quality of life
  • Create the most appealing multi-use facilities
  • Set an example of quality, itegrity, leadership, and professionalism
  • Educate the public concerning flood hazards
  • Administer public funds prudently
Education & Outreach
SSCAFCA is dedicated to educating students, adults and the Southern Sandoval County community as a whole on the issues of flood control, erosion control, and watershed and stormwater management.
Watershed Management Plans offer the opportunity to develop an inclusive approach to support flood protection, quality of life issues and environmentally sustainable development - using the watershed as a holistic planning framework.
Erosion Control
In the desert, we have highly erodible soils.  At SSCAFCA, we encourage all property owners to implement erosion control measures to ensure the stability of their property.
At SSCAFCA we create the most appealing multi-use facilities, setting an example of quality and environmental awareness.