Yolo County Flood Control & Water Conservation Districtlast updated: August 2013

In 1951, at the request of the Yolo County Supervisors, the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District was created by the California Legislature as an independent Special District. The primary purpose of the District was to seek new water sources and manage them efficiently.

Its mission is "to plan, develop, and manage the conjunctive use of the District's surface and groundwater resources to provide a safe and reliable water supply at a reasonable cost, and to sustain the socioeconomic and environmental well-being of Yolo County."

Initially, the District had no water rights and operated on a very small budget generated by property taxes. Today, the District manages a small hydroelectric plant, two reservoirs, more than a 150 miles of canals and laterals, and three dams including the world's longest inflatable rubber dam.

The District's boundaries cover 195,000 acres of Yolo County, including the cities of Woodland, Davis and Winters, and the towns of Capay, Esparto, Madison and other small communities within the Capay Valley. 

Contact Yolo County Flood Control & Water Conservation District

Contact Yolo County Flood Control & Water Conservation District

34274 State Highway 16
Woodland, California  95695-9371
Phone: (530) 662-0265
Fax: (530) 662-4982


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Yolo County, California

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