Much Of Levee Damage From This Year’s Storms Has Not Been Repaired

Central Valley Flood Protection Board President Bill Edgar, Board Counsel Jit Dua, and Executive Officer Leslie Gallagher attended a Flood Preparedness Week news conference and briefing by the Department of Water Resources near the Sacramento Weir at one of last winter’s levee repair sites. After the briefing, Board President Edgar called for an immediate increase in spending for maintenance and repairs to the valley’s levees, as there are still 100 levees tagged “serious” that need repair from last year’s high water events. 30 “critical” ones have already been repaired. (read more…)

Article from Capitol Public Radio, October 23, 2017

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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!