Hamilton City – Flood-prone town protects itself against waters while letting the river roam

Since the 1980s, Hamilton City has been evacuated six times due to threats of inundation. Replacing the levee has been a long time coming, but has begun, and a setback levee is under construction. The Hamilton City setback levee project is not only a good example of better flood protection coming from giving a river space to roam, but also allows the river to spill over its banks and create 1,400 acres of riparian forest and grassland. Continue reading

(Photo by Carolyn Wilke, Sacramento Bee, June 23, 2017)

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Congratulations!

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.