District Overview


The Contra Costa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District provides a wide variety of services related to our primary mission of working to provide flood protection for citizens of Contra Costa County.

Flood Control Planning & Maintenance

  • Conceptual planning for regional drainage systems
  • Development of federal flood control projects
  • Prioritization of flood control maintenance activities

Development Review & Infrastructure Financing Fees

  • Development and monitoring of drainage fee determinations
  • Recommendation of drainage improvements

Standards & Problems

  • Development of flood control standards
  • Addressing drainage complaints and requests for advice by the general public

Data Collection & Modeling

  • Collection and analysis of precipitation and runoff data
  • Preparation of hydrology and hydraulic models

Technical Review

  • Review of drainage aspects of land development applications
  • Review of flood control and drainage permit applications
  • Review of environmental impact documents
  • Review of projects for regional drainage impacts and mitigations