Creek and Channel Safety Awareness Program

In 2011 the Board of Supervisors declared October as Creek and Channel Safety Month, and directed the Flood Control District to continue implementation of the Creek and Channel Safety Program. In March 2011, initial public input was received to develop the program. Since that time, the program has produced improved signage, new safety brochures, school outreach, community outreach, a new web page, and Swiftwater Rescue coordination, with additional items coming soon. 

As the rains begin, please be aware that water levels will rise in the creeks and channels. The water is cold, swift-moving and full of debris. Appreciate the great jobs creeks and channels do to protect our community from flooding; protect yourselves and your loved ones -


stay out stay alive 

Program Events:

9/25/12 - The Board received a Program Status Report and declared October as Creek and Channel Safety Month.

9/10/12 - Creek and Channel Safety information packets sent to all schools in Contra Costa County.

7/24/12 - Community meeting held to update the community on the status of the program and discuss the findings of the safety evaluation of the Walnut Creek Channel and Bancroft Drop Structure.

Additional Information

Link to Safety Awareness Program Documents.

Link to videos illustrating the dangers of fast moving water.


For additional information, please contact Tim Jensen at 925-313-2390.