The Contra Costa Canal is a 48-mile aqueduct constructed in the 1930s and 40s to meet agricultural and industrial needs of the time. Throughout its 80-plus years, the area surrounding the canal has become urbanized, which means the canal runs through neighborhoods where we live and go to school. The canal presents a hazard to those who cross the fence lines, so check out the resources below on how to be safe.
Canal Safety Video
Watch a video about canal safety featuring Olympic Gold-Medal Winner, Natalie Coughlin. You'll learn why you should never climb the fence, swim or fish in the Contra Costa Canal.
Canal Safety Flyer
View our Canal Safety Flyer to the right. Available in English and Spanish.