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FloodSAFE California

Department of Water Resources
3310 El Camino Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95821

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 219000
Sacramento, CA 95821-9000

Flood Corridor Program Recommends $55 Million in Grants

DWR's Flood Corridor Program has announced final funding recommendations for 2012, awarding more than $55 million in Proposition 1E and 84 grants to 13 of 36 applicants statewide. The grants will be used to reduce flood risk in communities from Siskiyou County to San Bernardino County, while protecting wildlife habitat and agriculture.

A component of the FloodSAFE California initiative, the Flood Corridor Program was established in 2000 to provide local community grant funding for projects focused on flood risk reduction combined with environmental and agricultural resource protection. Selection is based on the significance of each project's benefits to flood protection, wildlife habitat, and agriculture, as well as each entity's readiness to proceed.

The program funds projects that use nonstructural approaches to flood reduction, such as creating flood protection corridors to divert water from urban areas, removing structures from flood-prone areas, setting back levees to better accommodate flood flows, and creating detention basins to reduce peak flows.

Since its inception, the Flood Corridor Program has provided more than $143 million in grant funds to 41 projects throughout the state. These projects have collectively   provided nonstructural flood risk reduction, agricultural protection, and habitat conservation to more than 20,000 acres.

The Flood Control Program's 2012 grants have been recommended for the following projects:

Visit the Flood Corridor Program website for more information including a map of the project locations.