North Indio Regional Flood Control Project

Coachella Valley Water District has begun construction on a project that will protect homes and land in North Indio from regional flooding and eliminate the need for flood insurance in the area.

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Project timeline: January 2022 through Summer 2024

Typical work hours: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Work hours could change due to emergencies, weather or unexpected construction changes. 

Contact information: Email your questions to or give us a call at 760-392-4008. 


Feb. 9 - Feb. 14 CVWD mailed a postcard to alert residents about the construction. View postcard in English or in Spanish.

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About the project

The North Indio Regional Flood Control Project is a 2.5-mile long series of concrete flood control channels. They will connect with existing channels starting in Sun City Palm Desert and take flows from there through North Indio to channels in Sun City Shadow Hills and into the Coachella Valley Stormwater Channel.

The largest in CVWD history, the $110,209,837 project has a projected completion date of summer 2024. Construction contractor is civil general engineering firm Sukut Construction, LLC. 

When completed, the North Indio project will allow for construction and connection of other stormwater facilities that will provide regional flood protection to Thousand Palms and north Cathedral City. 

Project benefits

  • Protect homes and land in North Indio from regional flooding.
  • Remove about 2,700 acres of land within North Indio from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's designated Special Flood Hazard Area. 
  • Eliminate the flood insurance requirement for area residents.