About The District
THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT
The San Diego County Flood Control
District (FCD) was first formed in 1966 by an Act of the State
Legislature to deal with watershed issues in the Unincorporated County
of San Diego, focusing primarily on Flood Control issues. In 1985, the
FCD Act was modified to define the FCD boundary as the unincorporated
County boundary and include the protection of watercourses,
watershed management, and water quality.
OBJECTS AND PURPOSES OF THE FCD
The FCD is to provide for the control of
the flood and storm waters of the District, and of the flood and storm
waters that flow into the District. It is to preserve such waters for
beneficial use such as water supply, groundwater percolation,
recreation, and environment. It is to protect the land, properties,
facilities, and people within the District from damage caused by storm and
flood waters. It is to protect, preserve, and restore the watersheds
within and without the District. It is to use District property and
facilities, when not immediately needed for the control of flood and
storm waters, in a manner beneficial to the general public.
WHAT IS THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT
AUTHORIZED TO DO?
The FCD has the legal authority to: