2017 Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Update

As mandated by the Central Valley Flood Protection Act of 2008, Department of Water Resources (DWR) prepared the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP) and the Central Valley Flood Protection Board (CVFPB), after public hearings and review, adopted the CVFPP on June 29, 2012. The CVFPP provides a comprehensive framework for system-wide management and flood risk reduction planning for the Sacramento and San Joaquin River Basins. The adopted plan must be updated every five years beginning in 2017. This first update to the CVFPP (2017 CVFPP Update) refines the overall near-term and long-term investment needs established in the CVFPP, and includes recommendations on policies and financing that aim to support comprehensive flood risk management actions locally, regionally, and system-wide.

Implementation of the 2017 CVFPP Update

*Resolution 2018-06 Acceptable Operation & Maintenance of the State Plan of Flood Control

Board Committees

The Board has established the following committees to help implement the recommendations in the 2017 CVFPP Update.

  • Coordinating Committee
    • Coordinating Committee Charter – Adopted 10/13/2017
  • Advisory Committee Webpage – NEW 
    • Advisory Committee Charter – Adopted 10/13/2017
  • Local Funding Committee Charter – Adopted 11/17/2017

2017 CVFPP Update

The Board adopted 2017 CVFPP Update at its August 25, 2017 Board Meeting. The 2017 CVFPP Update can be viewed at the link below.

  • 2017 CVFPP Update, as adopted on August 25, 2017

2017 CVFPP Update Adoption Package

The Board adopted the following documents as the 2017 CVFPP Update.

  • 2017 CVFPP Update, as amended on August 11, 2017
    • Appendix A – Board Resolution of Adoption 2017-10
    • Appendix B – Legislative Reference and Reader’s Guide (included in the 2017 CVFPP Update)
  • 2017 State Plan of Flood Control Descriptive Document Update (in conjunction with the 2010 State Plan of Flood Control Descriptive document)
  • 2017 Flood System Status Report
    • 2016 Conservation Strategy and Appendices
      • 2016 Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Conservation Strategy
      • Appendix A – Regulatory Setting
      • Appendix B – Advance Mitigation
      • Appendix C – Description of Construction Activities for Structural Modifications
      • Appendix D – Vegetation Management Strategy (amended August 2017)
      • Appendix E – Invasive Plant Management Plan
      • Appendix F – Existing Conditions
      • Appendix G – Identification of Target Species and Focused Conservation Plans
      • Appendix H – Central Valley Chinook Salmon Rearing Habitat Required to Satisfy the Anadromous Fish Restoration Program Doubling Goal
      • Appendix I – Floodplain Restoration Opportunity Analysis
      • Appendix J – Existing Conservation Objectives from Other Plans
      • Appendix K – Synthesis of Fish Migration Improvement Opportunities in the Central Valley Flood System
      • Appendix L – Measurable Objectives Development: Summary of Conservation Needs and Scale of Restoration Opportunities
      • Conservation Strategy Errata List

On August 4th, DWR certified the Final Supplemental Program Environmental Impact Report on the 2017 CVFPP Update

The Final Supplemental PEIR, the Findings of Fact, Statement of Overriding Considerations, and the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program can be viewed at the links below.

  • Final Supplemental PEIR (August 2017)
  • Findings of Fact and Statement of Overriding Considerations
  • Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program
  • Notice of Determination

2017 CVFPP Update Supporting Documents

  • Draft Climate Change Analysis Technical Memorandum
  • Draft Central Valley Flood Protection Investment Strategy Technical Memorandum        (August 2017)
    • Draft Technical Memorandum Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Investment Strategy – Appendixes
  • Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Investment Strategy Highlights
  • Public Comment Log
  • Engagement Record
  • Contributing Authors and Workgroup Members List
  • Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Investment Strategy Technical Memorandum (March 2017)
  • Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Investment Strategy Appendices
  • 2017 CVFPP Update – Scenario Technical Analyses Summary Report
  • Flood System Long-Term Operation, Maintenance, Repair, Replacement, and Rehabilitation (OMRR&R) Cost Evaluation Technical Memorandum
  • 2016 Draft Conservation Strategy (November)
  • Conservation Strategy Advisory Committee Recommendations to the Board
  • San Joaquin River Basin-wide Feasibility Study
  • Sacramento Basin-wide Feasibility Study
  • Regional Flood Management Planning
  • Flood System Status Report Update
  • State Plan of Flood Control Descriptive Document
  • Legislative Reference (apart of the Draft 2017 CVFPP Update document)

 Public Workshops

The Board hosted 8 public workshops in Sacramento and West Sacramento from April through August 2017. These workshops provided the Board an opportunity to discuss the 2017 CVFPP Update, associated documents, public comments, and any potential revisions proposed to the 2017 CVFPP Update. Any proposed revisions to the Plan, as well as responses to public and stakeholder comments were posted to the Board’s website for public review. Documents presented and discussed at the workshops can be viewed at the following links:

  • August 11, 2017 Workshop
    • August 11, 2017 – The Board considered proposed revisions to the 2017 CVFPP Update at the Augsut 11 workshop, as well as the Draft Board Resolution for the Adoption of the 2017 CVFPP Update and associated documents. DWR also proposed edits to Appendix D “Vegetation Management Strategy” of the Conservation Strategy. These minor edits are intended to resolve editorial inconsistencies between the 2017 CVFPP Update, the Conservation Strategy, and Appendix D. In addition, several edits were made to address stakeholder comments. These revisions are presented in track changes and can be viewed at the link below.
      • Draft Resolution of Adoption for the 2017 CVFPP Update – The Board shall consider publishing this draft Resolution of Adoption as part of the adoption package for the 2017 CVFPP Update.
      • Draft Appendix D of the Conservation Strategy
  • July 28, 2017 Workshop
    • July 28, 2017 – At the July 28, 2017 workshop, the Board considered the track change version of the Draft 2017 CVFPP Update as well as the Draft Board Resolution of Adoption (link above) for the 2017 CVFPP Update.
      • Draft 2017 CVFPP Update Track Changes
  • July 14, 2017 Workshop
    • July 14, 2017 – Topics discussed at the July 14th Board workshop included climate change, policy recommendations, and the no-action context.  DWR’s initial recommended responses to public comments on these topics can be viewed at the link below.
      • Draft Comment Responses for the July 14th Workshop
  • June23, 2017 Workshop
    • June 23, 2017 – The June 23rd Board workshop addressed public comments received on the 2017 CVFPP Update, specifically topics related to the levee vegetation management strategy and land use/floodplain management. The draft comment response document summarizes the comments received and DWR’s initial recommended responses.
      • Draft Comment Responses for the June 23rd Workshop
  • June 9, 2017 Workshop
    • June 9, 2017 – An updated comment response log was drafted regarding State Plan of Flood Control Facilities Removal. This is reflected on pages 16 and 17 of an updated comment response log that was presented at the Board’s June 9 workshop.
      • Updated Comment Responses
  • May 19, 2017 Workshop
    • May 19, 2017 – A summary of the major public comment themes and proposed draft responses was presented to the Board.
      • Updated CVFPP Major Comment Summary
  • April 28, 2017 Workshop
    • April 28, 2017 – Board staff presented  Conservation Strategy Advisory Committee Recommendations to the Board.
  • April 7, 2017 Workshop
    • April 7, 2017 – Board and DWR staff presented an overview of the comments received on the 2017 CVFPP Update to the Board, and proposed future workshop topics and agendas.

2017 CVFPP Update Schedule, and Public Review Process

The 2017 CVFPP Update was released for public review on December 30, 2016. The public comment period ended on March 31, 2017.

Draft 2017 Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Update

Comments on the 2017 CVFPP Update will be accepted through March 31, 2017 and can be submitted, in writing, by mail or e-mail to the following addresses:

Mailing Address:

California Department of Water Resources
Flood Planning Office
Attn: Michele Ng
3464 El Camino Avenue, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA  95821

E-Mail:
Comments on the 2017 CVFPP Update:  CVFPP_2017_Comments@water.ca.gov

  • Draft Supplemental Program Environmental Impact Report (Supplemental Program EIR)

    In accordance with CEQA and the CEQA Guidelines, DWR is preparing a Draft Supplemental Program EIR for the 2017 CVFPP Update. Pursuant to a Lead Agency Agreement [per CEQA Guidelines Section 15051(d)], DWR is the lead agency, as defined in CEQA and the CEQA Guidelines, and the CVFPB is a responsible agency. The Draft Supplemental Program EIR focuses its analysis (per CEQA Guidelines Sections 15162 and 15163) on how the 2017 CVFPP Update could result in new significant impacts, or a substantial increase in the severity of a significant impact, if there is substantially important new information relating to the CVFPP or its environmental effects, or if there are substantial changes with respect to the circumstances under which the project is undertaken.

    The Notice of Availability for the Draft Supplemental Program EIR was published on December 30, 2016. DWR will be accepting public comments through March 31, 2017. Comments on the Supplemental Program EIR can be submitted, in writing, by mail or e-mail to the following addresses:

    Mailing Address:

    California Department of Water Resources
    Flood Planning Office
    Attn: Michele Ng
    3464 El Camino Avenue, Suite 200
    Sacramento, CA  95821

    E-Mail Addresses:

    Comments on the Supplemental Program EIR:  SPEIR_2017_Comments@water.ca.gov


    Hard copies of the Draft Supplemental Program EIR may be reviewed during normal business hours (generally 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays) at the following locations:

    DWR – CA Natural Resources Agency
    1416 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

    DWR – Northern District Office
    2440 Main Street, Red Bluff, CA 96080

    Central Valley Flood Protection Board
    3310 El Camino Avenue, Suite 170, Sacramento, CA 95821

    Sacramento County Central Library
    828 “I” Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

    Stanislaus County Library – Modesto Branch
    1500 “I” Street, Modesto, CA 95354

    Butte County Library – Chico Branch
    1108 Sherman Avenue, Chico, CA 95926

    UC Merced Library
    5200 North Lake Road, Merced, CA 95343

    UC Davis Library
    100 NW Quad, Davis, CA 95616

  • 2017 CVFPP Update Public Outreach Hearings

    Public outreach hearings, to be held throughout the Central Valley, will provide an opportunity for DWR to present the content of the 2017 CVFPP Update and the Draft Supplemental Program EIR, and for the public to provide comments on these documents. To be sure comments are captured and considered, and as mentioned above, stakeholders and members of the public are being urged to provide comments, in writing, on the 2017 CVFPP Update and the Draft Supplemental Program EIR.

    The public outreach hearing schedule and venues are as follows:

    February 9, 2017, 6 to 8 p.m. – Marysville
    Yuba County Government Center, BOS Chambers
    915 8th Street, Marysville, CA 95901

    *A poster session will be held from 5 to 6 p.m.
    *Meeting to be webcast from 6 to 8 p.m. at the link: http://dwr.videossc.com

    February 16, 2017, 6 to 8 p.m. – Merced
    Merced Civic Center (Sam Pipes Room)
    678 W. 18th Street, Merced, CA 95340

    *A poster session will be held from 5 to 6 p.m.
    *Meeting to be webcast: http://dwr.videossc.com

    February 24, 2017, 10 a.m. to Noon. – Sacramento
    Sacramento City Hall, City Council Chambers
    915 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

    *Regular Business meeting begins at 9:00 a.m.
    *Meeting to be webcast

    March 9, 2017, 6 to 8 p.m. – Woodland
    Woodland Community & Senior Center
    Meeting Room 1 & 2
    2001 East Street, Woodland, CA 95776

    *A poster session will be held from 5 to 6 p.m.

    March 17, 2017, 10 a.m. to Noon. – Stockton
    Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center
    2101 E. Earhart Avenue, Suite 100, Stockton, CA 95206

    *A poster session will be held from 9 to 10 a.m.

  • 2012 Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR)

    In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), DWR, acting as the lead agency, certified the 2012 CVFPP Consolidated Final Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR, SCH No.: 2010102044) on June 29, 2012. DWR filed a Notice of Determination with the State Clearinghouse on July 2, 2012. The PEIR evaluated potential impacts on the physical environment associated with a broad range of flood protection activities throughout the Central Valley that were included in the CVFPP, which was adopted by the CVFPB in June, 2012.

  • 2012 Adopted CVFPP and Supporting Documents

    The historic Central Valley Flood Protection Plan was adopted by the Board on June 29, 2016. All supporting documents can be accessed here.

 

Please feel free to contact CVFPB staff if you have questions related to the 2017 CVFPP Update.