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Description of the District


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.

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.


The legislative act that authorizes the District's mission to manage water resouces can be accessed from the link below.


Yolo County Flood Control & WCD District Act

Mission Statement

"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."





Information regarding the District's budgets and financial statements may be found on the page below.


YCFCWCD Financial Information



StaffThe District has a small, dedicated and efficient staff that works daily to provide water supplies for western Yolo County agriculture. Staff listing and contact information is found on the link below.

Click here for our staff listing.

California public agencies are required to disclose salary information of their employees. This information may be found on the State Controller's "Government Compensation in California" website, which may be accessed via the link below.

Government Compensation Website


District SB 272 Catalog

The District publishes a catalog of its Enterprise Computer Systems in compliance with California Senate Bill 272.

YCFCWCD SB 272 Catalog


Click here to view a map of our service area.



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