The Sacramento River Reclamation District (SRRD) was formed on November 8, 1999, under the Water Code Section 50000, et seq. The District was formed to address the needs of parcel owners within its boundaries relating to flooding from the Sacramento River, including flooding, erosion and deposition of flood-borne materials. The District provides flood control services to approximately 20,725 acres of agricultural and single-family residential parcels on the east side of the Sacramento River, north of Big Chico Creek. The District is located in the Pine Creek Watershed.
The District's western boundary is defined by the Sacramento River. Additionally, Pine Creek flows through the District and joins Mud and Big Chico Creeks in the southern portion of the District. The majority of the Sacramento River Reclamation District has been identified as a 100-year flood zone on Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Maps. The District is also located in dam failure inundation areas for Shasta and Whiskeytown Dams.