Department of Water Resources
3310 El Camino Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95821
P.O. Box 219000
Sacramento, CA 95821-9000
FloodSAFE is a long-term strategic initiative developed to reduce flood risk in California. It is designed with the recognition that addressing risks of flood damage statewide will take decades. FloodSAFE is also an important component of DWR's Integrated Water Management (IWM) Initiative, which is designed to achieve a sustainable, robust, and resilient flood and water management system for the benefit of all Californians.
June 13, 2013 – Draft Regional Flood Atlases released for six regions along the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers
In 2012 the Department of Water Resources launched the Regional Flood Management Planning effort, a locally led process that will result in Regional Flood Management Plans (RFMP) for the regions identified in the 2012 Central Valley Flood Protection Plan. Though there were originally nine regions, some of the regions have joined together, leading to the six regions in the draft Regional Flood Atlases that were developed as part of the RFMP effort. These atlases show flood risk characteristics and hazards for each region. To download PDFs of the draft atlases, go to http://www.water.ca.gov/cvfmp/regionalplan/regionalatlas.cfm.
Central Valley Flood Management Planning
With the successful completion of the 2012 Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP), three major flood management planning efforts are underway to refine the State Systemwide Investment Approach and inform the CVFPP 2017 Update:
- Basin-wide Feasibility Studies
- Central Valley Flood System Conservation Strategy
- Regional Flood Management Planning
Statewide Flood Management Planning
The Statewide Flood Management Planning Program was developed to expand the focus of California's flood management planning statewide.
My Flood Risk
Visit the My Flood Risk website to learn how you can reduce your flood risk by being aware and prepared.
If you have comments, suggestions or concerns about FloodSAFE California, please email us, or send a letter to the mailing address shown to the left.