CVFPB to Adopt the 2017 Update to the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan at Board Meeting on August 25th

Legislation in 2008 required the Department of Water Resources (DWR) to prepare a flood protection plan, the first comprehensive flood plan for the Central Valley in 100 years, and for the Central Valley Flood Protection Board (CVFPB) to hold public hearings, review, and adopt the plan in 2012. The Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP), a strategic and long-range plan for improving flood risk management in the Central Valley, was adopted by the Board in June 2012.

The 2008 legislation also requires DWR to update the CVFPP every 5 years to incorporate new information about flood management needs, advancements in the best available science, and new policy considerations.

Consistent with Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s California Water Action Plan, the 2017 CVFPP Update also emphasizes the need for long-term multi-benefit projects, rather than single-purpose flood management projects.

The 2017 CVFPP Update is a more refined and specific plan that builds on the 2012 plan and continues to move forward with full stakeholder support.

Development of the 2017 plan was a cooperative effort, joined together by engineering, scientific and planning experts, our counterparts in local, state and federal agencies, and a robust network of stakeholders, whom all contributed to this important effort.

The Central Valley Flood Protection Board would also like to thank our partners at the Natural Resources Agency, Department of Water Resources management, California and federal legislators, and other involved stakeholders for their participation and support, and hope you will provide comments, in writing, that we may publicize and attach to the records of this plan for posterity. Please send those comments to

We invite our partners, stakeholders, and colleagues to join us at this event to show support and promote cooperation for public safety and comprehensive flood risk management actions, ecosystem uplift, agricultural sustainability, and public resource goals in the Central Valley.

The Board meeting will be held on Friday, August 25, 2017, beginning at 9 a.m. at Sacramento City Hall First Floor Council Chambers. A link to the Board Meeting agenda is below, and we hope you’ll join us. The Board Meeting and adoption will also be webcast (see agenda for link to webcast).

If you need further assistance, or have questions, please contact the CVFPB at (916) 574-0609.

Thank you,
The Central Valley Flood Protection Board

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Photo portrait of Yiguo Liang, CVFPB Operations Branch ChiefMeet Yiguo Liang, our new Operations Branch Chief. Yiguo comes to us from DWR’s Division of Flood Management where he worked as the Chief of the Hydrology and Hydraulic Section leading the technical evaluations in support of the 2017 CVFPP Update. Prior to that, also at the Division of Flood Management, Yiguo led the Central Valley Floodplain Evaluation and Delineations Program. Yiguo has over 17 years of experience working in the water resource industry and spent years working for the China Meteorological Administration in Beijing, China. Welcome, Yiguo!