Irving Flood Control District III

Irving Flood Control District III Flood control in the Valley Ranch community of Irving, Texas Irving Flood Control District Section III (IFCD 3) is responsible for providing flood control facilities and operations and preserving the high quality of life provided in Valley Ranch.

The District’s efforts contribute to safeguards for people, properties and enhancements to the economic value of properties by constructing and maintaining canals, ponds and other natural water management facilities throughout the community. A publicly funded organization, IFCD 3 is led by a five-member board appointed by the Irving City Council. District board members are committed to serving their fellow residents of Valley Ranch in an efficient, effective and transparent manner.

Operating as usual

Plans are underway for implementing the fourth year of IFCD 3's flood education program at Canyon Ranch Elementary and V...
12/11/2020

Plans are underway for implementing the fourth year of IFCD 3's flood education program at Canyon Ranch Elementary and Valley Ranch Elementary next month.

Stay tuned for how teachers and IFCD 3 will be taking this popular activity to students in a 2020 way!

The quiet movement of water reminds us to look for beauty in everything, every day.
11/26/2020

The quiet movement of water reminds us to look for beauty in everything, every day.

Thankful that the quiet movement of water reminds us to look for beauty every day.
11/25/2020

Thankful that the quiet movement of water reminds us to look for beauty every day.

Ever wonder what happens at the IFCD 3 pump station? How does the team address any bad weather on the horizon? Learn abo...
11/19/2020

Ever wonder what happens at the IFCD 3 pump station? How does the team address any bad weather on the horizon? Learn about IFCD 3 preparedness and action at https://bit.ly/3fc4sIg

Ever wonder what happens at the IFCD 3 pump station? How does the team address any bad weather on the horizon? Learn abo...
11/19/2020

Ever wonder what happens at the IFCD 3 pump station? How does the team address any bad weather on the horizon? Learn about IFCD 3 preparedness and action at https://bit.ly/3fc4sIg

Ever wonder what happens at the IFCD 3 pump station? How does the team address any bad weather on the horizon? Learn abo...
11/19/2020

Ever wonder what happens at the IFCD 3 pump station? How does the team address any bad weather on the horizon? Learn about IFCD 3 preparedness and action at https://bit.ly/3fc4sIg

At last night's monthly meeting, the IFCD 3 board approved the next step in the tilting weir project -- engineering requ...
11/17/2020

At last night's monthly meeting, the IFCD 3 board approved the next step in the tilting weir project -- engineering required for the acquisition and installation of the weir.

What's a tilting weir and why will it add value to the District? Watch for a briefing in the upcoming IFCD Newsletter, coming to Valley Ranch mailboxes this month.

For more on your Irving Flood Control District 3, visit www.ifcd3.org.

The monthly IFCD 3 board meeting will be held virtually tonight at 6:30 pm. See the agenda at https://bit.ly/3puQSoe
11/16/2020

The monthly IFCD 3 board meeting will be held virtually tonight at 6:30 pm. See the agenda at https://bit.ly/3puQSoe

The IFCD 3 board meeting will be held virtually this coming Monday, Nov. 16 at 6:30 pm . For more information about the ...
11/13/2020
Irving Flood Control District 3

The IFCD 3 board meeting will be held virtually this coming Monday, Nov. 16 at 6:30 pm . For more information about the District, visit our website -- http://ifcd3.org

IFCD 3 offices at DCURD will remain closed, per orders of the Governor. The IFCD 3 team is working remotely. Please direct any questions you have to us via the Contact Us page on ifcd3.org. Watch Facebook for updates and stay safe. Thanks for staying at home and using social distancing!

The team is waiting to receive a ramp that will transport Scoop, the new water-based trash robot, to and from the waterw...
11/10/2020

The team is waiting to receive a ramp that will transport Scoop, the new water-based trash robot, to and from the waterways from its R&R (REcharge and REmoval of trash) location. When installed, Scoop begins work!

With the return of temperatures in the 70s for the next seven days, it's a great time to get your lawn and garden ready ...
11/04/2020
Leaf Management | Irving, TX - Official Website

With the return of temperatures in the 70s for the next seven days, it's a great time to get your lawn and garden ready for winter. Do it right and your neighbors will thank you for helping keep our flood control system free of leaves, clippings and other things that make for extra maintenance efforts.

Check out tips for fall clean-up from the City of Irving experts: https://www.cityofirving.org/614/Leaf-Management

During the fall and early winter, when lawns stop growing and the leaf rake replaces the lawnmower, tree leaves become a major component of lawn wastes.

Protecting Valley Ranch from flooding doesn't just happen when it rains. In the new installment of WaterWays, learn abou...
11/03/2020
Cleared for Takeoff: Maintaining Safety at IFCD 3 — Irving Flood Control District 3

Protecting Valley Ranch from flooding doesn't just happen when it rains. In the new installment of WaterWays, learn about what's being done very intentionally to make sure we're ready for bad weather. https://bit.ly/3oNp79T

Cleared for Takeoff: Maintaining Safety at IFCD 3 We don’t give it a lot of thought, but there are few things of significance in life that aren’t inspected before we use them. The foods we eat. The water we drink. The fuel we pump into our vehicles. Some items are checked repeatedly to watch for...

Ever wonder how IFCD 3 came to be… and, why? The current WaterWays blog answers the questions with some interesting hist...
10/20/2020
A Look Back – Creating the Opportunity for Valley Ranch — Irving Flood Control District 3

Ever wonder how IFCD 3 came to be… and, why? The current WaterWays blog answers the questions with some interesting history! https://bit.ly/3kjPBgs

A Look Back – Creating the Opportunity for Valley Ranch If you’ve been following WaterWays during our first year of e-publication, the one thing you’re likely to have noticed is that IFCD 3 is always looking forward. The board that sets the direction and the staff responsible for operating and...

Still looking for learning activities for children at home? Science with Samantha is continuing to bring creative opport...
10/19/2020
Science with Samantha: October 14

Still looking for learning activities for children at home? Science with Samantha is continuing to bring creative opportunities every Wednesday. You can view last Wednesday's session on why soap works at https://bit.ly/3dDafG5

NBC 5 meteorologist Samantha Davies does an experiment to see how soap works!

With many students back in school, it's not too early to think about IFCD 3's teaming with Canyon Ranch, Richard Lee and...
10/06/2020
Flood Control Through The Eyes of Elementary Students — Irving Flood Control District 3

With many students back in school, it's not too early to think about IFCD 3's teaming with Canyon Ranch, Richard Lee and Valley Ranch elementary schools.

Take a look back at our WaterWays article https://bit.ly/2R91kSk

Flood Control Through The Eyes of Elementary Students To adults, preventing floods can be complex. Thoughts of geology, hydrology and multiple engineering disciplines create a picture of complexity. Yet, to elementary school students in Valley Ranch, it’s far more straightforward: “Take the wate...

If you think flood control in Valley Ranch hasn't changed since 1983, think again! Learn the latest innovation for water...
10/02/2020
New Ways for Even More Efficiency — Irving Flood Control District 3

If you think flood control in Valley Ranch hasn't changed since 1983, think again! Learn the latest innovation for water control being reviewed.

https://bit.ly/36u8YQ6

New Ways for Even More Efficiency In last year’s IFCD 3 Newsletter, we announced the District would be conducting a study of water drainage throughout our Valley Ranch service area. Part of the focus of this engineering-driven research was to determine any opportunities for new water handling prac...

The IFCD 3 waste shark HAS A NEW NAME! Introducing Scoop, suggested by Anna Gontko Braden. Watch for more information on...
09/23/2020

The IFCD 3 waste shark HAS A NEW NAME!

Introducing Scoop, suggested by Anna Gontko Braden. Watch for more information on the official "christening" of this new trash-fighting robot.

Last week, the District board adopted an operations and maintenance tax rate of $.1236 per $100 of true valuation for op...
09/22/2020

Last week, the District board adopted an operations and maintenance tax rate of $.1236 per $100 of true valuation for operations and maintenance for the 2020 tax year, down from the 2019 tax year rate. Read about it at https://www.ifcd3.org/news-releases.

Where else an you learn about things as different as fall clean-up, erosion, pumps, electricity and even robots… all wit...
09/17/2020

Where else an you learn about things as different as fall clean-up, erosion, pumps, electricity and even robots… all with a flood control angle? Why, it's WaterWays! http://ifcd3.org/waterways-1

The IFCD 3 board meeting will be held virtually this coming Monday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 pm; watch this space to attend via ...
09/11/2020

The IFCD 3 board meeting will be held virtually this coming Monday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 pm; watch this space to attend via Zoom.

Beginning Monday, September 14, 2020, the City of Irving will be working on the IFCD 3 levee where it is crossed by the ...
09/10/2020

Beginning Monday, September 14, 2020, the City of Irving will be working on the IFCD 3 levee where it is crossed by the Sam Houston Trail. While this project will close the sidewalk from Champions Park to Campion Trail, the work will not affect safety of the levee or the District’s flood control operations and is part of the city’s commitment to providing attractive, safe and functional recreation opportunities throughout the city. This project is scheduled to be completed by December, weather permitting.

Thanks to Irving’s Parks and Recreation department for all they do to make Irving and the Valley Ranch community a great place to live, work, learn and play.

Do you live, play, work or go to school in Valley Ranch? If so, follow Irving Flood Control District Section III on Face...
09/09/2020

Do you live, play, work or go to school in Valley Ranch? If so, follow Irving Flood Control District Section III on Facebook or Twitter (https://twitter.com/IFCD3) and learn more about #floodcontrol in your community. #notyourgrandparentsfloodcontrol

09/01/2020

Area meteorologists are seeing several rounds of thunderstorms headed toward our area, with precipitation likely to continue through Thursday. The IFCD 3 team is prepared for the rain!

We've received a bunch of upbeat name suggestions for the new IFCD 3 waste shark. Beyond a fun moment, involving our nei...
08/31/2020
What’s in a Name — Irving Flood Control District 3

We've received a bunch of upbeat name suggestions for the new IFCD 3 waste shark. Beyond a fun moment, involving our neighbors and the Valley Ranch community in this development is really important. Read more about it at https://www.ifcd3.org/waterways-1/2020/8/28/whats-in-a-name.

What’s in a Name Earlier this month, WaterWays introduced you to IFCD 3’s new Waste Shark, currently being prepped for its new job in helping personnel collect more litter out of District waterways. Shortly after the announcement of the Waste Shark’s arrival, aimed at people staying connected ...

Our team is reviewing the list of names for the new waste shark that have came in:1. Bruce2. EVE (Wall-e’s EVE) 3. GWEN ...
08/24/2020

Our team is reviewing the list of names for the new waste shark that have came in:
1. Bruce
2. EVE (Wall-e’s EVE)
3. GWEN (Ground Waste Eradication Network)
4. Litter Bug
5. Scoop
6. Scooper
7. Tom Laundry
8. Trash Collector
9. Trash Interceptor
10. Trinity
11. Waste Shark
12. Water Bin

Coming up with a name -- even for a robot -- is important. Heck, the waste shark spent some time coming up with the name for its pet! We'll keep you posted!

photo courtesy of Sony Electronics, Inc.

Hey everybody, Starship Delivery Robot here, messaging you from across the Metroplex on the UT-Dallas campus. I’m hoping...
08/16/2020

Hey everybody, Starship Delivery Robot here, messaging you from across the Metroplex on the UT-Dallas campus. I’m hoping you’ll suggest a name for my fourth cousin, miles removed.”

Officially, there's a little less than 12 hours to suggest a name for the new trash gathering robot that soon will be working the IFCD 3 waterways. Names offered thus far include Trash Collector, Trash Interceptor, Tom Laundry and Bruce. Someone even suggested that the temporary name of Waste Shark could become the forever name!

Celebrate another 15 minutes of fame – offer your suggestion as a comment to this post or provide it via https://www.ifcd3.org/contact.

(photo credit: UT-Dallas)

What do you think of my super-big sibling? We kinda look alike...The best things about the waste shark are it's 1.) frie...
08/14/2020

What do you think of my super-big sibling? We kinda look alike...

The best things about the waste shark are it's 1.) friendly, 2.) environmental safe and 3.) soon will be helping the IFCD 3 reduce litter in its waterways! Have YOU suggested a name or two for me? Post it here or at https://www.ifcd3.org/contact-us-1

What do you think of my super-big sibling? The best things about the waste shark are 1.) it's friendly, 2.) environmenta...
08/13/2020

What do you think of my super-big sibling?

The best things about the waste shark are 1.) it's friendly, 2.) environmental safe and 3.) it's helping the IFCD 3 reduce litter in its waterways!

Have YOU suggested a name or two for me? Post it here or at https://www.ifcd3.org/contact-us-1

Not having a name is just sad... you know you have an idea! Be recognized for your creativity -- post your suggestions h...
08/12/2020
CONTACT INFO — Irving Flood Control District 3

Not having a name is just sad... you know you have an idea! Be recognized for your creativity -- post your suggestions here or contact us at https://www.ifcd3.org/contact-us-1

District board members are committed to serving the citizens of Valley Ranch and value the communication between the board and the community. We encourage residents in the Valley Ranch Community to email questions or comments using the form below.

I may not look like a real shark, but I'll be collecting a lot of litter and refuse around Valley Ranch. Got an idea for...
08/12/2020

I may not look like a real shark, but I'll be collecting a lot of litter and refuse around Valley Ranch.

Got an idea for naming me? Post a message here or contact us at https://www.ifcd3.org/contact-us-1

Have you suggested a name for the WasteShark? Post a message here or send us a message at https://www.ifcd3.org/contact-...
08/11/2020
CONTACT INFO — Irving Flood Control District 3

Have you suggested a name for the WasteShark? Post a message here or send us a message at https://www.ifcd3.org/contact-us-1

District board members are committed to serving the citizens of Valley Ranch and value the communication between the board and the community. We encourage residents in the Valley Ranch Community to email questions or comments using the form below.

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850 Las Colinas Blvd E
Irving, TX
75039

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