Central Valley Flood Protection Board

The Central Valley Flood Protection Board (CVFPB) is the State regulatory agency responsible for ensuring that appropriate standards are met for the construction, maintenance, and protection of the flood control system that protects life, property, and wildlife habitat in California’s vast and diverse Central Valley from the devastating effects of flooding. CVFPB issues encroachment permits and works with other agencies to improve the flood protection structures, enforces removal of problematic encroachments, and keeps watch over the Central Valley’s continually improving flood management system.


Upcoming Events

  • October 11, 2019 – Board Workshop, 10:00 a.m. CANCELED 
  • October 25, 2019 – Regular Board Meeting, 9:00 a.m.
  • November 22, 2019 – Regular Board Meeting, 9:00 a.m.


Permit and Inspection Fees Coming July 1, 2019

  • CVFPB will be charging permit and inspection fees for permit applications received after July 1, 2019. Fee information can be found here.



Hamilton Levee Contract Awarded

From Dredging Today.com The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Sacramento District awarded a $6.4 million construction contract on September 30 to James Fisher Jr. Excavating of Willows, California. According to USACE, the company will provide construction work on the Hamilton City Phase 2B Levee Improvement Construction Project. Hamilton City is located approximately 90 miles north of Sacramento and sits in a low-lying area along a bend in the Sacramento River. The city has long been at risk of flooding. The Hamilton City Flood Damage Reduction and Ecosystem Restoration Project is a multi-purpose flood risk management and ecosystem restoration project, which will consist of approximately 7 miles of levee construction for improved flood protection and restoration of approximately 1,500 acres of native habitat. (more)

Governor Signs Bill to Increase the Use of Stream Gages for Better Water Management

From CA Water News Daily Senate Bill 19, authored by Sen. Bill Dodd (D-District 3-Napa), was recently signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom. The legislation will require the Department of Water Resources (DWR), following an appropriation of funds by the Legislature, to develop a plan to deploy a network of stream gages that for modernizing and reactivating existing gages and deploying new gages. The bill also requires DWR, in consultation with the Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Department of Conservation, the Central Valley Flood Protection Board, interested stakeholders, and local agencies as applicable, to develop the plan to address significant gaps in information necessary for water management and for the conservation of freshwater species. (more)


Quick Facts

  • The Sacramento District was formed on October 7, 1929.
  • Initial mission was to improve flood control and navigation in the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys.
  • During World War II, the district grew from 600 to more than 2,200 staff with a new focus on military support and construction.
  • When territory was transferred from the Los Angeles District in 1968, the district’s area of responsibility grew 63 percent to include more than 2 million acres and 300,000 miles of waterways. (more)

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Greg Harvey has been selected as the Board’s Plan Implementation and Compliance Branch Chief, effective July 1, 2019. Greg has over 18 years of experience in the engineering field and has been with the Board since 2017. Since that time, Greg has played an active role in the coordination with key agencies for the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Update, managed multiple flood system improvement projects, and acted as PIC Branch Supervisor for nine months. Congratulations, Greg!