News and Updates

Drought Status and Emergency Regulations

Emergency Water Conservation Regulations

California is entering its fourth year of continued drought; the most critical drought on record.  In response to the ongoing drought, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted the following Emergency Water Regulations that apply to all residents, businesses and water suppliers statewide.

Notification of FEMA Floodplain Change for Portions of Gerber Creek

A proposed drainage improvement project will widen Gerber Creek from Vineyard Road to 1400 feet West of Bradshaw Road, resulting in lower flood elevations and a revised floodplain. Sacramento County Department of Water Resources has applied for a Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to revise the Flood Insurance Rate Map along this portion of Gerber Creek.  To view the floodplain change, click on the link above.  If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Windy Genov at (916) 874-3963 or

Robla Creek Zone AH LOMR 14-09-2735A

FEMA has revised the Flood Insurance Rate Map for a reach of Robla Creek between Watt Avenue and Elkhorn Boulevard effective April 2, 2015. The Letter of Map Revision (LOMR)is available at the following link. The map revision removed many homes in this area from the AO Flood Zone, which potentially eliminates the requirement for flood insurance. If you have any questions or need further information please contact Mark Rains at (916) 874-8649 or 


                                           The Sacramento County's River Friendly Inspiration Demonstration Garden. showcases low-water-use and low maintenance plants. Walk on several no-mow turfs and pick drought friendly plants for your landscape.

 The garden is located in the Laguna Creek Watershed next to the Sacramento County Water Agency's Water Treatment Plant on Waterman Road between Rendham Way and Westray Drive, about 0.4 mile north of Calvine.

The garden is open 7am–7pm daily.