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Flood Control

The Flood Control Engineering unit provides engineering services for Santa Cruz County Flood Control and Water Conservation Districts Zone 7, Zone 7A, the Pajaro Storm Drain Maintenance District, and the Santa Cruz County Flood Control and Water Conservation District (general).

These services include staffing for various Pajaro River and Flood Protection Area Committees, administration and coordination of the Army Corps of Engineers’ Pajaro Flood Risk Reduction Project, and staffing for the County’s participation in the Pajaro River Watershed Flood Prevention Authority of Santa Cruz, Monterey, Santa Clara, and San Benito Counties.

This unit also prepares permit applications for drainage and flood control maintenance operations with various County, State, and Federal regulatory agencies and works with the County’s legislative advocate in Washington D.C. to identify additional funding for the long-awaited levee reconstruction project.

Flood Control

24 Hour Dispatch
Phone: (831) 477-3999
Fax: (831) 462-3910

Main Office
701 Ocean Street, Room 410
Santa Cruz, California 95060
(831) 454-2160
Fax: (831) 454-2385
Colt Esenwein
Assistant Public Works Director
Mark Strudley
Senior Civil Engineer