Draft Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Update is Now Available

The Draft Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP) Update is a strategic and long-range plan for improving flood risk management in the Central Valley. It also emphasizes the need for long-term, multi-benefit projects rather than single-purpose flood management projects. CVFPP requirements include an update every five years, with 2017 being the first update. The Supplemental Program Environmental Impact Report, prepared for the 2017 CVFPP Update, evaluates potential environmental impacts and mitigation measures. Both drafts are available online for review (http://cvfpb.ca.gov/cvfpp/), as well as information regarding how to provide comments. Read more

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Darren Suen has been selected for the Board’s new Policy Advisor position. He performed this function in Acting capacity for the last year, working to raise awareness about the Board’s role in flood management and to advance flood policies that support public safety and provide benefits to the environment and agriculture communities. Prior, Darren was the Department of Water Resources serving as Program Lead and Policy Advisor for the Assistant Division Chief of the Flood Management Division and the Deputy Director in Flood Operations Center during flood emergencies. Darren has a long career in program management and flood control, working in private, State, and federal agencies. Currently, he also serves as a member of the Elk Grove City Council. Congratulations to Darren!

Michael Wright has been selected to fill the Chief Engineer position beginning April 2, 2019. Michael has been with the Board since 2011. During his tenure, Michael has held multiple supervisory positions, including Enforcement Section Chief, Acting Operations Branch Chief, and Plan Implementation and Compliance Branch Chief. For the past eight months, he has been filling the Chief Engineer role. Congratulations, Michael Wright.