DWR and CVFPB to roll out “track changes” version of the 2017 Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Update at August 11th Workshop

This draft incorporates responses to all public comments received to date. Changes have been tracked from the Public Draft released in December 2016. A clean draft of the 2017 CVFPP Update is scheduled to be posted publicly after the August 11th Board Workshop. Technical editing and final formatting are currently ongoing and may result in additional minor revisions from this track changes draft prior to August 11th. 

To view the “track changes” draft, please visit: http://cvfpb.ca.gov/docs/CVFPP/Draft%202017%20CVFPP%20Update.pdf (PDF)


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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.