Welcome to the Flood Control District

  1. Listen to the LWC Restoration Project in the Flood Control 2.0 Podcast Series

    As part of the region-wide Flood Control 2.0 program, the LWC Restoration Project was selected as a demonstration project for the FC 2.0 Podcast series. Listen to the interview by Terry from Your Wetlands with Paul Detjens. Read on...
  2. The District Awarded a Grant for the LWC Restoration Project

    The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors heard good news from the Flood Control & Water Conservation District, which announced the awarding of a $537,000 grant for planning funds to help with the District’s Lower Walnut Creek Restoration project. Read on...
  3. Staying Out Means Staying Alive!

    Students at Walnut Creek Intermediate School joined forces with the County Flood Control District recently to spread the word about Creek and Channel Safety. Dubbed the StayOut, StayAlive! campaign, the outreach effort engaged the schools’ Leadership... Read on...
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The Flood Control and Water Conservation District covers all of Contra Costa County, including its cities, and owns property throughout the county for the purpose of constructing and maintaining regional flood control basins, channels, and creeks. 

The District was formed in 1951, and has been protecting the communities of Contra Costa County ever since. The District offers regional flood protection, and also provides technical information and education to cities and residents. Its operations are primarily funded through property taxes and developer fees. To learn more about services that the District offers, click here

Recently, the District's mission has expanded to include stewardship of the environmental resources in the district-owned creeks. Learn how you can get involved.