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.
May 14, 2013 – DWR opens 15-day public comment period for proposal to fund direct expenditure under Central Valley Flood System Conservation Framework and Strategy Guidelines
The Department of Water Resources is proposing to fund a project titled “Grasslands Mitigation Preserve: Advance Mitigation for Giant Garter Snake” as a direct expenditure under the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan and Conservation Framework and Strategy Guidelines. As required by Proposition IE, this project will ultimately provide advance mitigation for improvements to State Plan of Flood Control facilities. DWR has opened a 15-day comment period for this proposed project; comments are due by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29. Information about the funding recommendation and how to comment can be viewed at www.water.ca.gov/floodsafe/fessro/floodway/conservation/.
April 8, 2013 – DWR and USACE to meet with interested parties about California's Flood Future Report in April and May
The public review draft of California's Flood Future was released on April 3 by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The report and its recommendations will be the focus of meetings with local flood and water management agencies throughout the state; these meetings are open to the public. DWR is accepting written comments on the document until 5:00 pm on Monday, May 20. To learn more about California's Flood Future, find a meeting near you, and learn how to submit comments, visit the Statewide Flood Management Planning website.
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.