Flood Control

The purpose of Flood Control Operations is to provide, maintain, and operate adequate and safe flood control facilities. It is also to assist in preparing for and responding to flood emergencies. Flood Control Operations contribute significantly to the safety and quality of life of the City’s residents and businesses.

FEMA Flood Zone Designation

For any questions regarding FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) flood zone designation and requirements for flood maintenance, please call Water Resources at (916) 478-2252. Please have the address and/or the parcel number (APN), for the property in question and your phone number. The following information will be provided in response to your request:

  • FEMA Flood Zone Designation per FIRM (Flood Insurance Rate Map).
  • The Community Number.
  • The Panel Number.
  • The Panel Effective Date.
  • Any LOMR (Letter of Map Revision) issued for the property and its effective date.

Residential Building in Floodplain

If you would like information on building a residential structure in a flood plain, please contact (916) 478-3638 or (916) 627-3434 . Each project will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis. 

Emergency Contact Numbers

Utility agencies have personnel to handle emergency calls 24 hours a day.

Storm Drain Flooding
Public Works (24-hour service number) (916) 687-3005

Broken Water Lines
Elk Grove Water Service (916) 685-3556
Sacramento County Water Agency (916) 875-7246

Broken Sanitary Sewer Lines
Daytime number (916) 875-6730
After hours: (916) 875-5000

Malfunctioning Traffic Signals or Street Lights
Public Works (24-hour service number)                                        (916) 687-3005

General Emergency Numbers
SMUD (888) 456-7683
Police/Fire Emergency 911
Elk Grove Police Department (Non-Emergency) (916) 714-5115
Cosumnes Community Services District Fire Department (916) 405-7100
Public Works (916) 687-3005
Caltrans (530) 741-5474
PG&E 24-hour Emergency & Customer Service (800) 743-5000
PG&E 24-hour Power Outage Information (800) 743-5002

Report hazards to your utility provider or by calling 911.