The Central Valley Flood Protection Board
The Central Valley Flood Protection Board (CVFPB), originally chartered in 1911 as the Reclamation Board, serves as the liaison between the State of California, its residents, property owners, Central Valley agencies, and the United States government, with the mission “to reduce the risk of catastrophic flooding to people and property within the California central valley” while also considering environmental and habitat concerns.
Organization of the Board
The Central Valley Flood Protection Board consists of 7 members. They are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the California Senate to staggered four-year terms, and bring expertise in the areas of flood control, engineering, water law, hydrology, and environmental stewardship. In addition, there are two nonvoting ex officio members, one from each the Senate and Assembly, appointed for Legislative oversight.