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  • 2017 Flood System Status Report

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    2017 Flood System Status Report

    Department of Water Resources | August 10, 2017...
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    This report is intended to assist flood management planners and engineers in characterizing facilities within the State Plan of Flood Control (SPFC) and...

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  • A Water Resources Data-Network Evaluation for Monterey County, California, Phase 3: Northern Salinas River Drainage Basin

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    A Water Resources Data-Network Evaluation for Monterey County, California, Phase 3: Northern Salinas River Drainage Basin

    U.S. Geological Survey, Monterey County Flood Control and Water Conservation District | December 15, 1990...
    Summary

    This report presents an evaluation of water resources data collection networks in the northern Salinas River drainage basin, Monterey County, California. The evaluation,...

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  • California’s Flood Future: Recommendations for Managing the State’s Flood Risk

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    California’s Flood Future: Recommendations for Managing the State’s Flood Risk

    Department 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...

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  • California’s Water: Preparing for Floods

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    California’s Water: Preparing for Floods

    Public Policy Institute of California | October 1, 2016...
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    One in five residents and billions of dollars in assets are vulnerable to flooding. Climate change brings new vulnerabilities. This brief describes new...

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  • Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (2012)

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    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...

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  • Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Update 2017

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    Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Update 2017

    Department of Water Resources | August 29, 2017...
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    The Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP) has guided the State’s participation in managing flood risk in areas protected by the State Plan...

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  • Central Valley Flood Protection Plan: Conservation Strategy

    Central Valley Flood Protection Plan: Conservation Strategy

    Department 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...

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  • Changing Channels: Regional Information for Developing Multi-benefit Flood Control Channels at the Bay Interface

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    Changing Channels: Regional Information for Developing Multi-benefit Flood Control Channels at the Bay Interface

    San 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...

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  • Clean Water, Clean Beaches Water Quality Funding Measure*

    Clean Water, Clean Beaches Water Quality Funding Measure*

    Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, Los Angeles County Flood Control District | September 21, 2012...
    Summary

    The Problem: Stormwater and runoff rushes down the street, picking up trash and toxic pollutants. On a rainy day, over 10 billion gallons...

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  • Delta Region Integrated Flood Management: Key Considerations and Statewide Implications

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    Delta Region Integrated Flood Management: Key Considerations and Statewide Implications

    California 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...

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  • Emergency Response To Flood Threats in California

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    Emergency Response To Flood Threats in California

    Department 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...

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  • Flood Control System Status Report

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    Flood Control System Status Report

    Department 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...

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  • Flood Management (Resource Management Strategy)

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    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...

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  • Flood-Risk Reduction and Resilience: Federal Assistance and Programs

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    Flood-Risk Reduction and Resilience: Federal Assistance and Programs

    Congressional Research Service | November 15, 2017...
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    Recent flood disasters have raised congressional and public interest in not only reducing flood risks, but also improving flood resilience, which is the...

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  • Handbook for Assessing Value of State Flood Management Investments

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    Handbook for Assessing Value of State Flood Management Investments

    Department 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...

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  • Handbook for Assessing Value of State Flood Management Investments

    Handbook for Assessing Value of State Flood Management Investments

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | June 1, 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...

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  • HEC-HMS Models for the Sacramento and San Joaquin River Basins Comprehensive Study

    HEC-HMS Models for the Sacramento and San Joaquin River Basins Comprehensive Study

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District | August 1, 2001...
    Summary

    Due to several large and damaging flood events on the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers (California) during the 1980s and 1990s, the U.S....

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  • Implementing California Flood Legislation into Local Land Use Planning: A Handbook for Local Communities

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    Implementing California Flood Legislation into Local Land Use Planning: A Handbook for Local Communities

    Department 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....

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  • Managing Floods in California

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    Managing Floods in California

    Legislative Analyst's Office | March 22, 2017...
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    This report is intended to provide basic information about floods and flood management in California. (Whereas previous generations referred to “flood control” or...

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  • Novato Creek Baylands Historical Ecology Study

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    Novato Creek Baylands Historical Ecology Study

    San Francisco Estuary Institute | July 31, 2015...
    Summary

    Over the past century and a half, lower Novato Creek and the surrounding tidal wetlands have been heavily modified for flood control and...

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