Stream Channel Maintenance Program
On behalf of the Placer County Department of Public Works, the District manages an annual stream channel maintenance program within the Dry Creek Watershed. This work is completed at critical areas where past flooding has occurred in an effort to maintain channel capacity and thereby reduce impacts from future winter storm events. Typically, up to 2 miles of stream reach are maintained each year and work is performed over a period of 25 to 30 days in late summer. The work is permitted under a routine maintenance agreement (streambed alteration permit) between the District and the California Department of Fish and Game. The County reimburses the District for all related program expenses from Dry Creek Watershed community service area funds.