San Joaquin River Basin-Wide Feasibility Study Workshop

cvfppMay’s Central Valley Flood Protection Board (CVFPB) workshop was held at the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Complex near Los Banos.  Both the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and CVFPB, along with involved stakeholders, are working hard this year toward completing the 2017 Update of the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP).

At this public workshop, DWR summarized the planning to date, including integration with the Regional Flood  Management Plans and Conservation Strategy, and presented and highlighted key findings of the San Joaquin Basin-Wide Feasibility Study (BWFS).  The San Joaquin River Basin-Wide Feasibility Study is one of the key supporting documents to the CVFPP Update.  Click Here for workshop presentation and documentation.

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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.