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


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.



Proposal Solicitation Open Recreational Trails and Greenways Grant Program

August 20 through October 11, 2019

The California Natural Resources Agency will be accepting proposals for the Recreational Trails and Greenways Grant Program from August 20 through October 11, 2019 via the System for Online Application Review (SOAR). $27.7 million in awards will be funded by this program. Applicants submitting the most competitive proposals will be invited to participate in the next level of the competitive process, anticipated for mid-late December 2019. Projects must be completed by March 2024 (Project completion based on current appropriation information). (more)

Cache Creek flood solution top priority for Woodland council

From The Daily Democrat – Flood solutions in the past have called for a levee or “flood wall,” capable of holding back rising waters from a 100- or 200-year flood event, something so rare it could occur only once every 100- to 200 years. The problem is where the diverted water would go. In 2004, farmers were fearful any levee would hold the water back, leaving it on their land. They wanted a solution that would effectively channel floodwaters into the Yolo Bypass. Woodland is now working with engineers and the Army Corps to prepare a plan that would do that, although it is still in the formative stages. The cost of any final solution is expected to be in the millions of dollars, not including the actual design of a structure along with the preparation of state- and federal studies. (more)

Learn How USACE Can Support Emergency Action Plan Table Top Exercises

Webinar Invitation from Watershed University

Sept. 24, 2019, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Steven Diaz, Deputy Director, USACE Readiness Support Center

Whether you are well versed in Emergency Action Planning, or have never heard of an Emergency Action Plan, this webinar will introduce you to the ways the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) can help communities develop an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) Table Top Exercise. The webinar will provide an overview of an Emergency Action Plan Tabletop Exercise, including the modeling scenarios, videos and multimedia products that USACE uses to support these exercises and the participating communities. (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!