Central Valley Flood Protection Board
3310 El Camino Avenue
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- National Levee Safety Committee
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The Sacramento-San Joaquin Drainage District was created by the California Legislature and set forth by statute in 1913 to allow the State Engineer at the time, to procure data, and perform surveys and examinations of the San Joaquin and Sacramento rivers and their tributaries for the purpose of preparing a report to the Reclamation Board (now the Central Valley Flood Protection Board) to further the Board's plans for controlling the floodwaters of the rivers, improve and preserve navigation, and the reclamation and protection of the lands that are susceptible to overflow from those rivers and their tributaries. According to the Statute, the Drainage District can acquire, own, hold, use, and enjoy any and all properties necessary for the purposes of the district; its management and control are vested in the Central Valley Flood Protection Board (Board); and comprises more than 1.9 million acres of area in the Central Valley along the general course of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers.
In October of 2007, Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law Assembly Bill 162 (AB 162). One element of AB 162 requires that each city and county located within the boundaries of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Drainage District submit the draft element, or draft amendment to the safety element of its general plan to the Central Valley Flood Protection Board for review and comment.
Beginning January 1, 2009, these general plans are to be submitted to the Board for review at least 90 days prior to the adoption of, or amendment to, the safety element, and allows the Board 60 days to review the general plans and provide comments back to the cities and counties that have submitted plans.
The maps are provided to help determine if your city or county falls within the jurisdiction of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Drainage District and, therefore, needs to comply with AB 162 legislation.