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 Meetings

 

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – Permit and Inspection Fees

 

NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS

Draft Procedures of Environmentally Sensitive Waterways from Dredge and Fill Activities Released

From California Water News Daily: – A final draft of the State Wetland Definition and Procedures for Discharges of Dredged or Fill Material to Waters of the State was released late last week by the State Water Resources Control Board. The procedures are intended to address environmentally sensitive undeveloped areas such as rivers, streams and wetlands as well as bays and estuaries.

Important enhancements within the draft procedures are designed to protect and enhance ecologically sensitive areas where water now exists. (more)

 


FLOOD MAR LISTENING SESSION: Flood-MAR Agricultural Community Listening Session in Merced on January 14

From the Department of Water Resources: – On January 14th, please join us at a Flood-MAR Agricultural Community Listening Session to share your insights into potential barriers and challenges to implementing voluntary Flood-MAR projects in the Central Valley.

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California’s Indomitable Snowman Talks Snow-pack Tech in a Changing Climate

From KQED Science – In December, Gehrke retired as chief snow surveyor for the California Department of Water Resources. He spent much of his 31 years with the department on skis and snowshoes, in remote corners of the Sierra Nevada, measuring the “frozen reservoir” that ultimately provides about a third of California’s water supply. (more)


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Congratulations!

The Central Valley Flood Protection Board announces its first annual employee recognition awards

In December 2018, CVFPB honored three of its employees for their outstanding staff work and contributions to the Board. The recipients of these first CVFPB awards are:

Permitting Section Chief Gary Lemon
2018 Sustained Superior Accomplishment Award

HR Analyst Amber Woertink
2018 Sustained Superior Accomplishment Award

Office Assistant Wendy Valdez
2018 Sustained Superior Accomplishment Award

All three have demonstrated an exceptional work ethic and pride in their work, even with juggling many duties, dependability, initiative, a "can do" positive and helpful attitude, and promoted a productive "team work" atmosphere at the Board. Congratulations to Gary, Amber, and Wendy - the Board thanks you for your service. You can read more about why these employees were selected in the links above.