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Central Valley Flood Management Planning (CVFMP) Program


Department of Water Resources
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236

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A cornerstone of the FloodSAFE California initiative, the Central Valley Flood Management Planning (CVFMP) Program provided the structure for the successful development and adoption of the 2012 Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP). The CVFMP Program was launched in 2008 to guide, manage and implement integrated flood management actions for the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys as required by passage of legislation in 2007. CVFMP is now assisting in the planning and coordination of major implementation actions of the 2012 CVFPP, including State-led Basin-wide Feasibility Studies (BWFS), locally-led Regional Flood Management Planning, and the Central Valley Flood System Conservation Strategy. Each of these planning efforts will be incorporated into the next update of the CVFPP, which is scheduled for 2017. Implementation of CVFPP actions have already begun and will be expanded after the 2017 Plan is updated.

  2012 CVFPP Cover

Basin-wide Feasibility

The BWFS are major, State-led planning efforts aimed at refining the State Systemwide Investment Approach as identified in the 2012 CVFPP. Led by the Central Valley Flood Planning Office, the BWFS will evaluate physical actions to improve flood system performance, flexibility, and resiliency. These studies will be major contributors to the 2017 update to the CVFPP.
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Regional Flood
Management Planning

The RFMP is an important first step to refine and implement elements of the 2012 CVFPP in advance of the 2017 update. With DWR financial assistance and resources, six local entities, in the Central Valley, have begun development of plans that reflect their region’s vision for how to reduce flood risk to their communities. These plans are slated for completion in 2015.
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Central Valley Flood System
Conservation Strategy

The Conservation Strategy is integral to implementing the State Systemwide Investment Approach. It describes how to integrate environmental stewardship in flood management improvements and establishes environmental objectives throughout the flood management system. Led by the FloodSAFE Environmental Stewardship and Statewide Resources Office, the Conservation Strategy will be an ongoing part of the 2017 update and flood management projects throughout the State.
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If you have comments, suggestions or concerns about CVFMP, please email us, or send a letter to the mailing address shown in the left menu.