Flood Control Watershed Planning and Design

Acting in its capacity as the Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District (District), the Flood Control Design Watershed Planning and Design Division is responsible for watershed planning and drainage studies, designing and preparing construction documents for implementing capital improvement projects, in the western portion of Alameda County.

The District, working with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), maps floodplains for the cities and unincorporated area and coordinates this activity with the Federal Government and local jurisdictions. It also uses rainfall and stream flow data to update and calibrate stream flow models and rainfall intensity statistics.

The Clean Water Division and the Environmental Division also carry out District functions.