Delta Emergency Preparedness Activities

Translation Service Notice


The risk of flooding in the Delta is a complicated issue, as over 1,000 miles of levees might imply – but there is more to it. In other regions, levees are dry all year and only hold back floodwaters – Delta levees hold back water 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, not just when the rivers run high. Also, the legal Delta encompasses parts of five different counties, all of which have their own emergency response offices, first responders, and procedures. Very often a Delta resident’s closest first responders geographically are technically in another county. All of these things make Delta Emergency Preparedness efforts unique within California.

As directed by SB 27 (2008), the Delta Protection Commission continues to work to facilitate an inter-agency unified command system and response strategy for the Delta region, as well as on implementation of an all-hazard emergency response exercise in the Delta.

Read the Fall 2017 (PDF) Issue of Delta Voice for Flood awareness, safety, and preparedness tips!

Be Prepared

Get resources to help you be aware of your flooding risk, prepare for a flood emergency, monitor weather conditions, and more!


Delta Flood Safety Fair


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Saturday, October 20, 2018
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Walnut Grove Library and Dr. Paul Barns Community Park


Join the Delta Protection Commission for a FREE event full of fun and cost-friendly flood preparedness and safety information tailored for Delta residents.

There will be a bookmobile, multiple emergency response vehicles and first responders, a safety van, free life jackets (while supplies last), an animal presentation, raffle prizes, and so much more!

There will also be valuable information about levees, flood insurance, flood preparedness, and other useful information to help keep families safe and supported in the event of a flood emergency.

This event is on the last day of the Delta Flood Preparedness Week, which runs from October 15-20. It will also be a kick-off event for CA Department of Water Resources for California Flood Preparedness Week from October 20-27.

Our 2018 exhibitors include:

California Department of Water Resources
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy
Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services
Assemblymember Jim Frazier
Dutra Museum
DCC Engineering
Red Cross
Walnut Grove Fire Dept.
Walnut Grove Library
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol
Drowning Accident Rescue Team
California Central Valley Flood Control Association
GEI Consultants

Take a look at photos from the 2017 event!

Delta Flood Preparedness Week

In concert with California Flood Preparedness Week, the Commission declares a week in October to be the annual Delta Flood Preparedness Week: usually the third week of the month.

In 2019, Delta Flood Preparedness Week is scheduled for Monday, October 14 through Saturday, October 19.

Join us on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for flood safety tips and information!

Flood Preparedness Calendar

The Delta Protection Commission is dedicated to increasing public awareness of flooding threats, and encourages all Delta residents to take action to know their flood threat and prepare appropriately.

Each fall, many Delta residents living in the Primary Zone receive a Flood Preparedness Calendar in the mail. This beautiful, information-packed resource makes it easier to keep important information handy all year long. On the back are emergency phone numbers and websites with flood education and safety information for you and your family. Each month list a task to improve your flood readiness. To get yours, give us an email us or call 916-375-4800 with your name, address, phone number and quantity requested