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About Us: Reclamation District 1000

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Reclamation District No. 1000 has been providing flood protection and public safety to residents, businesses, schools, and agriculture since 1911. We are a special district formed by the California State legislature. Our job is to protect the lives and property in the Natomas basin from flooding. We do this by maintaining over 40 miles of levees surrounding the perimeter of the basin to keep floodwaters from the Sacramento River, American River, Natomas East Main Drain Canal, Pleasant Grove Creek Canal, and Natomas Cross Canal out of the basin. In addition, we operate and maintain hundreds of miles of canals and seven pump stations in the interior to collect and safely discharge the rain that falls within the Natomas basin back into the river.