RD 1000 Celebrates 100 Years In Natomas

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Reclamation District No. 1000 on Wednesday, Nov. 2 celebrated it’s centennial with an open house event held at its historic offices and adjacent pump station on Garden Highway.
More than 100 people – from the Inderkum family to Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna – attended the event celebrating 100 years of the District “protecting lives and property in Natomas community.”
Reclamation District No. 1000 has been providing flood protection and public safety to residents, businesses, schools and agriculture since 1911. The special district maintains more than 40 miles of levees surrounding the perimeter of the basin to keep floodwaters from the Sacramento River, American River, Natomas East Main Drain Canal, Pleasant Grove Creek Canal and Natomas Cross Canal out of the basin.
The district also operates and maintains hundreds of miles of canals and seven pump stations in the interior to collect and safely discharge the rain that falls within the Natomas Basin back into the river.
Revenues to operate and maintain Reclamation District 1000 are raised through an assessment or tax on properties in Natomas which benefit from the district’s flood protection efforts. The assessment appears on the annual Sacramento County property tax bill as a direct levy and is determined by the property’s use, size and location in the Natomas Basin.
This week’s event was also the premiere of the new book “A Century of Protecting Natomas: The History of Reclamation District No. 1000, 1911-2011” by Natomas writer Karen Wilson. Copies can be ordered from RD 1000, call (916) 922-1449 for more information.

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