Who We Are

The American River Flood Control District has been providing flood protection to the citizens of the Sacramento community for over 75 years. Formed by an act of the State Legislature in 1927 our mission is to protect the citizens in our District by maintaining the 40 miles of levees along the American River and portions of Steelhead, Arcade, Dry and Magpie Creeks.

How we are governed

The District is governed by a five member Board of Trustees, each of whom is elected by the voters within the District's jurisdiction. Elections are held in even years and usually coincide with the November General Election of that year. Regular board meetings are held on the second Friday of each month at the District’s offices starting at 11:00 a.m. All meetings are open to the public.

How we are funded

Revenues to run the District’s operations are raised through a special benefit assessment on properties in the District that benefit from the flood protection provided. The assessment appears on the annual Sacramento County property tax bill as a direct levy and is designated American River Flood Zone A, Zone B, or Zone C.