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

  • July 27, 2018 – Regular business meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Sacramento City Hall Council Chamber
  • August 9, 2018 – Executive Committee Meeting, 1:30 p.m. at 3310 El Camino Ave, Suite 170, Room 112, Sacramento.
  • August 10, 2018 – Board Workshop, location: TBD.
  • August 24, 2018 – Regular business meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Sacramento City Hall Council Chamber



Remaking Flood Management to Support Salmon

From Public Policy Institute – A Conversation with RD 108’s Lewis Bair. California’s aquatic ecosystems and the species that depend on them are in trouble. Dramatic changes in water and land use over the past 150 years have transformed the state’s freshwater landscape, and the latest drought brought additional stress. We talked with Lewis Bair, general manager of Reclamation District No. 108, about where we need to go from here. (more)

Presentation/Webinar Invitation: Watershed University | Flood-Mar: Using Floodwater For Managed Aquifer Recharge (July 24, 2018)

With the effects of climate change necessitating wholesale changes in how water is managed in California, “Flood-MAR” presents a sustainable strategy that can simultaneously accommodate longer and deeper droughts, and more severe and frequent episodic and seasonal flooding.   Flood-MAR is an integrated water resource management strategy that uses flood water resulting from, or in anticipation of, rainfall or snow melt for managed aquifer recharge on agricultural lands and working landscapes. Flood-MAR can also be implemented at multiple scales, from individual landowners diverting flood water with existing infrastructure to using extensive detention/recharge areas and modernizing flood management infrastructure and operations. (more)

Cosumnes River Preserve Offers Visitors A Peek At What The Central Valley Once Looked Like

From the Water Education Foundation – The Cosumnes River is said to be the last free-flowing river from the Sierra Nevada to the Central Valley, and offers visitors a chance to peek at what the Central Valley once looked like. The preserve is home to more than 250 bird species, more than 40 fish species, and 230 plant species, including small but significant stands of valley oaks that were once ubiquitous across the Central Valley. Birds that migrate throughout the Pacific Flyway make the preserve a stop on their journey. (more)

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