Use of Website Content

Use of text, images, or other content found on this website is subject to the following terms and conditions:

Content Is Protected by Intellectual Property Laws

Text and image files, audio and video clips, and other content on this website are the property of the Alameda County Flood Control & Water Conservation District (District) or the Alameda County Public Works Agency (ACPWA). Copyrights and other proprietary rights for content of this website may also be owned by individuals and entities other than, and/or in addition to, the District and ACPWA. The District and ACPWA prohibit the copying of any protected materials on this website (, except for the purpose of fair use, as defined by the 1976 Copyright Act and as described below.

Fair Use Is Permitted

Fair use of copyrighted material includes the use of protected materials for noncommercial educational purposes, such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. Unless otherwise noted, users who wish to download or print text and image files from for such uses may do so without permission from the District and ACPWA, provided the following conditions are met:

  1. The content may be used only for personal, educational, or noncommercial purposes.
  2. Users must cite the source of the content.
  3. The citation must include all copyright information and other information associated with the content and the URL for the District website.
  4. Content may not be altered or modified.
  5. Users must comply with all other terms or restrictions that may be applicable to the individual file, image, or text. For example, fair use of a downloaded image from the District’s Photo Gallery on this website must include the photographer’s name and copyright information if stated, as well as the caption and the URL for the District website.


By downloading, printing, or otherwise using text and image files from this website, users agree and warrant that they will limit their use of such files to fair use and will comply with all other terms and conditions of this license and will not violate the rights of the District, ACPWA, or any other individual or entity.

Commercial Use Is Restricted

Unauthorized commercial publication or exploitation of text, images, or content of this website is specifically prohibited. Anyone wishing to use any of these files or images for commercial use, publication, or any purpose other than fair use as defined by law must request and receive prior written permission from the District. Permission for such use is granted on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of the District. A usage fee may be assessed, depending on the type and nature of the proposed use.

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The text, images, and content on the website are provided “as is” without a warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. The District assumes no responsibility and shall not be liable for any damage to or viruses that may affect users’ computer equipment or other property on account of their use of the site or their downloading of any text, images, or content from the website.

Links to Third-Party Websites contains links to third-party websites. The linked sites are not under the control of the District, ACPWA, or The District, ACPWA, and are not responsible for the contents of any linked website. These links are provided as a convenience only and shall not be construed as an endorsement of, sponsorship of, or affiliated with the linked website by the District or ACPWA. may change this policy from time to time and reserves the right to do so without notice.