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

  • December 7, 2018 – Board Workshop, 10:00 to 12:00 p.m., Location: TBD
  • December 14, 2018– Regular business meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Sacramento City Hall Council Chamber


Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – Permit and Inspection Fees



Flood safety information for wildfire survivors, Sacramento residents

From ABC10 Connect – Wednesday’s forecast of rain might bring some much-needed relief to fire-swept areas of California, but it also raises concerns of flooding for both wildfire victims and residents in and around Sacramento. Areas ravaged by wildfires are vulnerable to flooding and dangerous mudslides. Without trees, plants, and brush which help soak up water, rainwater slides off slick, ash-covered soil. This water then rushes down hillsides, capturing anything in its path. Walls of moving water and debris can sweep away an entire house. (more)

Storms in forecast result in flash flood watch, special weather statement – http://www.lakeconews.com/index.php/news/58873-winter-weather-forecast-results-in-flash-flood-watch-special-weather-statement


Briefing Kit From PPIC Covers 13 Water Management Issues Facing California

From Water Plan eNews – The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) has published a briefing kit covering the state’s most pressing water management issues. California’s Water has the latest research on climate change, managing droughts, preparing for floods, and ten other challenges that will need to be addressed with new policies. The report was funded by a variety of agencies, foundations, and organizations from throughout California. (more)

SAN JOAQUIN RIVER RESTORATION PROJECT: Draft Channel Capacity Report for 2019 Restoration Year and Fisheries Framework Document available for review

From mavensnotebook.com – The San Joaquin River Restoration Program has released the Draft Channel Capacity Report for the 2019 Restoration Year. The primary objective of this report is to provide the Channel Capacity Advisory Group (CCAG) and the public a summary of the prior Restoration Year’s data, methods, and estimated channel capacities, as well as, recommendations for monitoring and management actions for the following year. The report can be viewed at the following link: http://www.restoresjr.net/restoration-flows/levee-stability-channel-capacity/. (more)

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