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2017 Flood System Status Report$0.00
2017 Flood System Status ReportDepartment of Water Resources | August 10, 2017...Summary
This report is intended to assist flood management planners and engineers in characterizing facilities within the State Plan of Flood Control (SPFC) and...
Adapting California’s Water Management to Climate Change$0.00
Adapting California’s Water Management to Climate ChangePublic Policy Institute of California | January 12, 2009...Summary
Among the potential impacts of climate change, accelerated sea level rise and a reduced Sierra snowpack are the most certain. Both will pose...
California’s Flood Future: Recommendations for Managing the State’s Flood Risk$0.00
California’s Flood Future: Recommendations for Managing the State’s Flood RiskDepartment of Water Resources | November 1, 2013...Summary
California is at risk for catastrophic flooding that could have wide-ranging impacts due to the size of its economy and the number of...
California’s Water: Preparing for Floods$0.00
California’s Water: Preparing for FloodsPublic Policy Institute of California | October 1, 2016...Summary
One in five residents and billions of dollars in assets are vulnerable to flooding. Climate change brings new vulnerabilities. This brief describes new...
Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (2012)$0.00
Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (2012)Department of Water Resources | June 12, 2012...Summary
The Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP) is a critical document to guide California’s participation (and influence federal and local participation) in managing...
Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Update 2017$0.00
Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Update 2017Department of Water Resources | August 29, 2017...Summary
The Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP) has guided the State’s participation in managing flood risk in areas protected by the State Plan...
Central Valley Flood Protection Plan: Conservation Strategy
Central Valley Flood Protection Plan: Conservation StrategyDepartment of Water Resources | August 8, 2017...Summary
In the Central Valley of California, flood risks, water supplies, and the functioning of ecosystems are linked, with actions in one area affecting...
Changing Channels: Regional Information for Developing Multi-benefit Flood Control Channels at the Bay Interface$0.00
Changing Channels: Regional Information for Developing Multi-benefit Flood Control Channels at the Bay InterfaceSan Francisco Estuary Institute | May 26, 2017...Summary
Over the past 200 years, many of the channels that drain to San Francisco Bay have been modified for land reclamation and flood...
Delta Levees – Types, Uses, and Policy Options$0.00
Delta Levees – Types, Uses, and Policy OptionsDelta Vision | August 7, 2008...Summary
This document was developed to support Delta Vision discussions on the role of levees in the Delta’s future. It is to clarify the...
Delta Region Integrated Flood Management: Key Considerations and Statewide Implications$0.00
Delta Region Integrated Flood Management: Key Considerations and Statewide ImplicationsCalifornia Department of Water Resources (DWR) | September 1, 2012...Summary
This Background / Reference Memorandum (BRM) presents highlights from flood-related technical, legislative and funding information regarding the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta), with emphasis...
Emergency Response To Flood Threats in California$0.00
Emergency Response To Flood Threats in CaliforniaDepartment of Water Resources | April 8, 2011...Summary
An explanatory memo on the Flood Operations Branch, Department of Water Resources, Division of Flood Management During the flood season, a number of...
Flood Control System Status Report$0.00
Flood Control System Status ReportDepartment of Water Resources | December 12, 2011...Summary
This Flood Control System Status Report (FCSSR) describes the current status (physical condition) of SPFC facilities at a systemwide level. DWR prepared the...
Flood Management (Resource Management Strategy)$0.00
Flood Management (Resource Management Strategy)Department of Water Resources | July 29, 2016...Summary
This resource management strategy report for flood management is unique to the other resource management strategies in that it contains multiple approaches within...
Flood-Risk Reduction and Resilience: Federal Assistance and Programs$0.00
Flood-Risk Reduction and Resilience: Federal Assistance and ProgramsCongressional Research Service | November 15, 2017...Summary
Recent flood disasters have raised congressional and public interest in not only reducing flood risks, but also improving flood resilience, which is the...
Handbook for Assessing Value of State Flood Management Investments$0.00
Handbook for Assessing Value of State Flood Management InvestmentsDepartment of Water Resources | June 8, 2014...Summary
Millions of people and over half a trillion dollars in assets are exposed to flood risk in California (DWR 2013a). This remains the...
Implementing California Flood Legislation into Local Land Use Planning: A Handbook for Local Communities$0.00
Implementing California Flood Legislation into Local Land Use Planning: A Handbook for Local CommunitiesDepartment of Water Resources | October 1, 2010...Summary
The potential for flooding is a significant risk for many localities in California. Flood events can cause substantial economic, social, and environmental damage....
Managing Floods in California$0.00
Managing Floods in CaliforniaLegislative Analyst's Office | March 22, 2017...Summary
This report is intended to provide basic information about floods and flood management in California. (Whereas previous generations referred to “flood control” or...
Protocol for Closure of Delta Waterways$0.00
Protocol for Closure of Delta WaterwaysOffice of Emergency Services | November 21, 1997...Summary
This protocol describes the process for placing restrictions on vessel traffic on the San Joaquin/Sacramento Delta waterways during periods of high water levels...
Regional Governance of Flood Management in the Central Valley$0.00
Regional Governance of Flood Management in the Central ValleyDepartment of Water Resources | May 30, 2014...Summary
California faces significant challenges in managing its highly variable water resources, particularly as climate change and a growing population exacerbate drought and flood...
Resilient landscape vision for Lower Walnut Creek$0.00
Resilient landscape vision for Lower Walnut CreekSan Francisco Estuary Institute-Aquatic Science Center | November 30, 2016...Summary
Lower Walnut Creek (Contra Costa County, CA) and its surrounding landscape have undergone considerable land reclamation and development since the mid-nineteenth century. In...