The Hydrology section is responsible for determining the storm drainage requirements for development projects in the City of Albuquerque and is the Official FEMA Flood Plain Administer for the City of Albuquerque.
Hydrology can help with the following subjects as they pertain to storm drainage:
How can I obtain a copy of the DP Manual or specific pages and chapters which have been revised?
To obtain a copy of the Development Process Manual or to obtain specific chapters or pages, contact American Legal Publishing, at 1-800-445-5588 or visit their website.
- Development Review Board (DRB) submittals to determine if drainage infrastructure or easements are required.
- Construction plans as part of the Design Review Committee process.
- Environmental Planning Commission (EPC) submittals.
- Grading and Drainage Plans for Building Permits, Paving Permits and Grading Permits.
- Permit sets for both commercial and residential sites.
- Flood zone information.
- Erosion Sediment Control Plans and Permits
The City has two ordinances that address storm drainage; The Flood Control Ordinance and the Drainage Ordinance (14-5-1 and 14-5-2). The Hydrology Section is the City's connection to FEMA, for floodplain management and the National Flood Insurance Program.
- The New EPA MS4 Permit is available .
- FEMA maps and information
Hydrology Staff Contacts:
Curtis Cherne, P.E., CFM, Principal Engineer, 505-924-3986
Shahab Biazar, P.E., Senior Engineer, 505-924-3695
Rudy Rael, 505-924-3977
Tim Sims, 505-924-3982