Watershed and Geologic Science
YCFCD Historical Photography Collection


  • Yavapai County Flood Control District desired to obtain rectified historical aerial photography for use by the following county agencies:  Flood Control District, Public Works, Land Use Zoning Enforcement, and Planning.
  • Prior to the project, Yavapai County’s aerial photograph library only extended back to the year 2000.


  • Research potential sources of historical aerial photography covering Yavapai County.
  • Collect historical aerial photography from discovered sources.


  • Semi-rectify collected historical aerial photography using Geographic Information System (GIS) software tools.
  • Over 2,000 aerial photographs covering Yavapai County were rectified.
  • Photographs from the following years were collected and rectified: 1943, 1944, 1948, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1985, and 1994.

Project Highlight: YCFCD Historical Photography Collection



Yavapai County, AZ


Yavapai County Flood Control District

Project Leads

Mike Kellogg

Related Websites

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