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Protecting lives and property in our community since 1927.

The American River Flood Control District maintains 40 miles of levees along the American River and portions of Steelhead, Arcade, Dry, Robla, and Magpie creeks.

Autumn and Winter Levee Maintenance

During autumn, the District's levee staff focuses on preparation for the rainy season. Sandbags and flood fight materials are inventoried. Excess vegetation is trimmed and removed to allow visibility. Levee roads are resurfaced to provide all-weather drivability. Levee staff attends an annual flood fight training sponsored by the CA Department of Water Resources.


Crews begin patrolling the levees around the District to locate any areas which need last minute maintenance before the rain comes. Once winter sets in, the levees are inspected on a daily basis. If necessary, crews are put on a 24-hour patrol to ensure the integrity of the levee and the safety of the surrounding properties. View our maintenance schedule...

We Value Your Input

In our daily activities to maintain and inspect the levees in our District, we are fortunate to meet and talk with many homeowners, residents, and recreationists. We see our role as more than a public agency we always strive to be a good neighbor in your community.

We value all input from the community and need to gather up-to-date information from residents or groups with special interests. Conversations with residents offer a great opportunity to address your concerns and to share information on the need for safe, strong levees and the role regular maintenance plays to improve them. Clear access to all points on the levee and the ability to inspect the levee during a flood are paramount to the safety of your community and you play an important role in keeping us informed.

We always want to hear if you notice any changes in the appearance of a levee. This includes water boiling near the toe of the levee or in your backyard, water seepage, or any erosion on a levee slope. Communication makes us all better neighbors and we look forward to talking with you or answering any questions you may have regarding our maintenance practices and long-term goals for levee safety. Contact us online or call us at (916) 929-4006.

What's Happening

Regular Board Meeting
May 12, 2017


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