Operations and Maintenance

The District operates and maintains flood control facilities that have been constructed by the District, or by others and transferred to the District. Routine maintenance is conducted on all District facilities to ensure proper operations. Maintenance typically involves removal of sediment and vegetation to increase conveyance capacity of flood control channels. Also, the District maintains 40 dams or debris basins to remove sediment from channels that have the potential to cause downstream flooding of residential or commercial areas. Storm related maintenance is conducted on an as-needed basis, usually during emergency conditions, to protect life and property.  Karl Novak is the Deputy Director managing Operations and Maintenance for our District. 



 Karl Novak, Deputy Director in charge 
of the Operations and Maintenance Division

The Operations and Maintenance Division is divided into four sections: