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CENTRAL VALLEY FLOOD PROTECTION PLAN



 

UPCOMING CVFPP REGIONAL PLANNING ACTIVITIES

For information on Regional Flood Management Planning activities to begin implementation of the CVFPP please click here.

 

 

Sacramento, June 29 The Board unanimously adopted the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP), a comprehensive new framework for systemwide flood management and flood risk reduction in the Sacramento and San Joaquin River Basins.

The adoption of the CVFPP, as modified by Board Resolution 2012-25, fulfills a legislative mandate outlined in the Central Valley Flood Protection Act of 2008 to approve the plan by July 1, and provides conceptual guidance to reduce the risk of flooding for about one million people and $70 billion in infrastructure, homes and businesses with a goal of providing 200-year (1 chance in 200 of flooding in any year) protection to urban areas, and reducing flood risks to small communities and rural agricultural lands.

"In reviewing and amending this plan, we listened carefully to Valley residents and flood experts, farmers, property owners and local governments, levee districts, scientists and environmentalists," said Board President Bill Edgar. "With their insights, we've adopted a realistic plan that will enhance public safety and provide more ecosystem and habitat protection," he noted. Edgar added that the adopted CVFPP is not just a State government plan, but one which considers the views, goals, and hearts of the people of California living, working and contributing to the quality of life in our Central Valley.

View the Board's June 29, 2012 Press Release

View Board President Bill Edgar's letter on the Adopted Plan

View the Board's transmittal to California Natural Resources Agency Secretary Laird

View the Board's Notice of Determination filed July 2, 2012 pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act

View the adopted Central Valley Flood Protection Plan in two ways. They are under "Program Documents"

High Resolution Format (PDF, 69MB)

Low Resolution Format (PDF, 5.6MB)

The final adopted CVFPP is comprised of the following documents:

All documents developed by DWR may also be viewed along with many other CVFPP-related supporting documents and attachments at DWR's Central Valley Flood Management Planning website.

Please contact Mr. Jay Punia, Mr. Eric Butler, or Ms. Nancy Moricz at (916) 574-0609 for information on the adopted CVFPP and upcoming implementation activities.

The June 29, 2012 meeting Agenda can be viewed here

PUBLIC PROCESS:

The Central Valley Flood Protection Board’s (Board) adoption process for the Plan is outlined in the Presentation that was given by the Executive Officer Jay Punia at the January 27, 2012 Board meeting.  The presentation was given after the Department of Water Resources (DWR) presented the Plan to the Board, staff, and public.  The meeting was webcast and may be viewed HERE.


PUBLIC COMMENTS:

Please click here to view the Final Public Comment Record. The comment period closed on May 4, 2012.

The comment period on the Draft Errata to the Public Draft 2012 Central Valley Flood Protection Plan and Volume I, Attachments 1-6 closed Friday, May 25, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. PDT.  To view the Draft Errata click here.

The comment period on the Draft Resolution closed Friday, June 8, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. PDT.

 

PLAN DELIVERY AND ADOPTION MILESTONES:

(December 2011 and Prior)

DWR delivered the Public Draft 2012 Central Valley Flood Protection Plan to the Board on December 30, 2011.  Earlier in December DWR completed a Flood Control System Status Report which describes the current status (physical condition) of State Plan of Flood Control facilities.  This followed the November 2010 release of the State Plan of Flood Control Descriptive Document which provided an inventory and description of the facilities and their operations and maintenance.  The Plan focuses on improved flood management for areas in the Central Valley (Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers and their tributaries) protected by State Plan of Flood Control facilities.  The Plan, Status Report, Descriptive Document, attachments and other related documentation are available for public review and comment on the DWR website: www.water.ca.gov/cvfmp/documents.cfm.

California Water Code (Sections 9600 through 9625) requires DWR to prepare the draft Plan and transmit it to the Board no later than January 1, 2012 for adoption by the Board on or about July 1, 2012. The Public Draft 2012 Central Valley Flood Protection Plan fulfills the intent and requirements of the Central Valley Flood Protection Act of 2008 (Senate Bill 5, 2007). The Code also requires updates to the Plan every five years beginning in 2017.

The Code states that: "The board may make changes to the proposed plan to resolve issues raised in the hearings or to respond to comments received by the board. The board shall publish its proposed changes to the proposed plan at least two weeks before adopting the plan." The draft plan will then be presented to the Board for review, approval, and adoption by July 1, 2012.

(January 2012)

DWR presented and highlighted key elements of the Public Draft 2012 Central Valley Flood Protection Plan to the Board at its regularly scheduled meeting on January 27, 2012, at which time the Board also described its process for reviewing the technical documents and accepting public comments.

January 27, 2012 Webcast (Please click this link to view)

(February 2012)

The Board met on February 24, 2012.  The public was invited to make recommendations for topics where the Board should focus its review of the Public Draft 2012 Central Valley Flood Protection Plan prior to adoption.

February 24, 2012 Webcast (Please click this link to view)

(March 2012)

DWR presented the Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) to the Board.

(April 2012)

The Board held four Public Outreach Hearings (which meet the statutory mandates of the Water Code) at the locations, dates, and times shown below.  Topics will include focus points from stakeholders, Draft PEIR, and staff’s technical assessment of the Plan.

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - Resources Building Auditorium, located at 1416 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 from 9am to 5pm.  DWR hosted a poster/question session on the DPEIR from 12-12:45 pm on this hearing date. .  DPEIR presentations as shown in the agenda will be at 2 pm.

Friday, April 6, 2012 - Yuba County Government Center, Board of Supervisors Chambers, located at 915 Eighth Street, Marysville, CA  95901 from 9am to 5pm.  DWR hosted a poster/question session on the DPEIR from 12-12:45 pm on this hearing date. .  DPEIR presentations as shown in the agenda will be at 2 pm.

Monday, April 9, 2012 - Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center, Assembly Room 1, located at 2101 E. Earhart Avenue, Stockton, CA  95206 from 3pm to 9pm.  DWR hosted a poster/question session on the DPEIR from 1-2:45 pm on this hearing date. .  DPEIR presentations as shown in the agenda will be at 4:30 pm.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - Yolo County Board of Supervisors Chambers, Room #206,  located at 625 Court Street, Woodland, CA  95695 from 3pm to 9pm  DWR hosted a poster/question session on the DPEIR from 1-2:45 pm on this hearing date. .  DPEIR presentations as shown in the agenda will be at 4:30 pm.

Friday, April 20, 2012 - CVFPP Workshop - took place at the Bonderson Building Cafeteria, located at 901 P street, Sacramento 95814, beginning at 9 am.

Friday, April 27, 2012 - Monthly Board Meeting - Board meeting took place at the Resources Building Auditorium, located at 1416 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, beginning at 8:30am.

(May 2012)

Board staff presented the draft adoption package at the May 11, 2012 Special Board Meeting for Board and public review and comment.  A revised version of the Draft Resolution 2012-25 was presented at the regularly scheduled May 25, 2012 meeting.

(June 2012)

The following meetings related to adoption of the proposed Central Valley Flood Protection Plan will be held at the Resources Building Auditorium, located at 1416 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 starting at 9 am:

Friday, June 1, 2012 - This Special Board meeting continued Board and public discussion of the Draft Resolution 2012-25.

Friday, June 8, 2012 - This Special Board meeting continued Board and public discussion of the Draft Resolution 2012-25.

Friday, June 15, 2012 - Special Board meeting to consider authorizing the proposed adoption package and to post the package on the Board’s website for a two-week noticing period.

Friday, June 22, 2012 - Regular monthly Board meeting.

Friday, June 29, 2012 - Special Board meeting to consider adoption of the proposed Plan.

The Board is committed to protecting the public and property from devastating flood damage and thanks everyone who attended its meetings and provided comments in writing on the draft Plan.

 

VIEW CVFPP RELATED BRIEFINGS, MEETINGS & HEARINGS

January 27, 2012 Board Meeting-DWR Delivers the Plan to CVFPB, Click HERE

February 24, 2012 Board Meeting-Public Gives Board Areas of Plan to Focus On, Click HERE

DWR's Technical Briefing to the Board - March 22, 2012. To view, click HERE

Central Valley Flood Protection Board Meeting - March 23, 2012.  To view, click HERE

Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Public Hearing - April 5, 2012.  To view, click HERE

Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Public Hearing - April 6, 2012.  To view, click HERE

Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Public Hearing - April 9, 2012.  To view, click HERE

Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Public Hearing - April 11, 2012.  To view, click HERE