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

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

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 Adoption Package

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

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.

2017 CVFPP Update Supporting Documents

 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:

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.

Michael Wright
Plan Implementation and Compliance Branch Chief
(916) 574-0698
Michael.Wright@CVFlood.ca.gov