Irving Flood Control District Section III (IFCD 3)
Preventing Floods in the Valley Ranch Community

IFCD 3 is responsible for providing flood control facilities and operations and preserving the
high quality of life provided in the Valley Ranch Community. The District safeguards people
and enhances the economic value of property 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.



NEXT BOARD MEETINGS: June 11 and July 9

Changes, if any, will be posted here in a timely manner according to Texas Open Meeting Law requirements.


*Work has started on maintenance of the slope/shoreline of the Valley Ranch sump. Involved in this project are replacement of old wall sections and regrading of the slope/shoreline, as well as planting of natural erosion control vegetation.

You may notice large blue bags that have been placed in the area of the waterway in which work is being performed. These serve as water barriers to enable the construction team to work in this area.

Water levels in the system also have been reduced to further enable this work, so you may notice lower levels in canals throughout the system. As always, District operations staff is actively monitoring these reduced levels and will make adjustments, as needed, to reflect any precipitation that the community may receive during the project.

This work is part of IFCD 3’s maintenance program and, weather permitting, is expected to conclude this summer.*

Our History and Purpose

IFCD 3 was formed by the Texas State Legislature in 1983 for the purpose of providing and maintaining necessary flood control and drainage facilities to remove the District area from the 100-year floodplain of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River. The District oversees construction and maintenance of the levee, storm water pump station, canals, ponds and other storm drainage management facilities to protect residents, businesses and their respective assets from the impact of flood-related water damage.

Since its inception, the District has created and maintained the 5.5 miles of waterways and implemented a number of key projects to serve the Valley Ranch Community.