On Friday December 16, 2022, the Central Valley Flood Protection Board adopted the 2022 Update of the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP). As the state’s strategic blueprint for reducing flood risk in the Central Valley, the CVFPP is one of California’s most important risk reduction policy documents. The 2022 CVFPP Update received broad support from engaged agency partners and other public interests. Development of the 2022 CVFPP Update would not have been possible without significant input from State, federal, and local agency partners, Tribal governments, nongovernmental organizations, and other interested parties.
Melinda Terry, Executive Director of the California Central Valley Flood Control Association:
“Our Association commends the Central Valley Flood Protection Board and its staff for their efforts to produce the 2022 Update to the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan as it provides a clear roadmap for the State to ensure that people and property are protected from increased flood risk due to climate change,” said Melinda Terry, Executive Director of the California Central Valley Flood Control Association. “We now look to Governor Newsom and the Legislature to provide the funding year-in and year-out that will be necessary to implement the Plan.”
We sincerely thank you for your interest and involvement in helping us reach this milestone and look forward to continued partnership and support to improve flood management in the Central Valley.
To read more about the CVFPP adoption, visit https://water.ca.gov/News/News-Releases/2022/Dec-22/Changing-Climate-Shift-to-More-Extreme-Weather-Intensify-Risk-of-Flooding-in-California. The full suite of adopted 2022 CVFPP Update materials is available at https://cvfpb.ca.gov/cvfpp/ and https://water.ca.gov/Programs/Flood-Management/Flood-Planning-and-Studies/Central-Valley-Flood-Protection-Plan.
Ruth Darling, Manager
Central Valley Flood Protection Board
Mary Jimenez, Manager
Systemwide Multibenefit Initiatives Branch
California Department of Water Resources