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Notice Calling for Nominations to Board of Trustees
of Reclamation District No. 799

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a General Election wil be held in Reclamation District No. 799 (“District”) on November 12, 2019, for the purpose of electing two trustees to serve on the Board of Trustees of the District. In accordance with California Water Code Section 50731.5, to be placed on the ballot for the election, a petition for a nominee must be filed with the District’s Board Secretary (located at 6325 Bethel Island Road, Bethel Island, California 94511) no later than 5:00 pm on September 19, 2019. The form of the petition must be in substantial conformance with Water Code Section 50731.6 and identify the name of the nominee and signed by five (5) or more landowners or the landowner’s legal representative owning property within the boundaries of the District.

Dated: August 29, 2019
Signed: Dina Holder, District Secretary, Reclamation District No. 799

For further information, please contact the District office at 925-684-2398.


Request for Proposals for District Engineering Services (CLICK HERE)

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Flood Warning Issued in East Contra Costa

Evacuation notices are issued by the local government agency such as the County of Contra Costa for its residents. You are urged to follow the notices which will be issued on television or radio.

What if I see a problem?

If you see a problem during a flood, you should immediately contact the District office at 925-684-2398. (Alternatively, you may also contact the State-Federal Flood Center at 1-800-952-5530). Typical problems you might report are:

  • water “boiling” near the toe of the levee or in your back yard if you live next to the levee;
  • water seeping or pouring out of the side of the levee;
  • a portion of landside levee slope has slipped away;
  • a portion of the levee top has washed out or has settled creating a depression in the top.
  • the waterside berm or levee slope is being eroded by the river and failing

Grand Jury Report – Signed June 11, 2015


To view Reclamation District 799’s annual compensation reports, please visit the theCalifornia State Controller’s compensation database at www.publicpay.ca.gov

Mission Statement:

The existence and primary aim of a Levee Reclamation District is to maintain the integrity of existing levee(s) through means of repairs, design and conscientiousness maintenance with guidelines from government agencies and practical engineering practice derived from experienced and knowledgeable personnel.

A secondary expectation of service would be from stakeholders (property owners) who depends on the board members and their staff to carry out the above functions. In light of this expectation, RD799 personnel and those resources we contract with, will not only meet the core direction to the best of our ability but to do what it is necessary to accommodate those whose property(s) are in need of repairs or upgrades with available options that will satisfy the needs of property owners while conforming to the standards for levees as dictated by regulations and common sense.

Upon recommendations, RD799 board of trustees will have the final approval. RD 799 was established in 1901, and operates under the authority of the State of California’s Central Valley Flood Protection Board and the Department of Water Resources. RD 799 covers approximately 3,100 acres of levees, and 8.9 miles of non-project levees.

RD799 consists of a Board of Trustees made up of five local landowners.  The five trustees are made up with the district’s local governing body and they are elected to serve a four year term.  There is a District Manger, Secretary, Levee Superintendent and Assistant(s).

Meeting Schedule:

Reclamation District 799 Board of Trustee’s holds one meeting per month.  The meetings are held every last Thursday of the month at the District’s office.  There are no board meetings in the month of December.  The meetings begin at 6:00 P.M.

RD 799 Responsibilities:

  • Levee maintenance of the district’s levee system and drainage facilities along with the maintenance of 4 pump stations.
  • Flood fighting and patrols on district levees during times of high water.


The assessment is a schedule of rates based on the County’s use code of each property and is collected on the County real estate tax bill.