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.

Emergency Conservation Regulations 


Repetitive Loss Area Analysis Report

The Sacramento County Department of Water Resources has prepared a Repetitive Loss Area Analysis Report for areas where structure damage caused by flooding has occurred more than once.  Not all properties in these repetitive loss areas have flooded before, but all the properties have a similar potential to flood.  Those who have been notified that they are in a repetitive loss area are invited to take the following survey.  If you have any questions or need further information please contact Michael Johnson at (916) 874-8646 or  

Repetitive Loss Area Properties Survey

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.  View the floodplain change.  If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Windy Genov at (916) 874-3963 or


River Friendly Inspiration Garden

 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.