Regional Flood Management Planning
Landowners, public agencies and community organizations are partnering to identify and address regional flood management challenges and opportunities within the Lower San Joaquin River basin and the southern portion of the Delta (map). With input from their communities, these organizations will develop a flood management plan by late 2014 that describes the long-term, local vision for flood risk reduction. Flood management projects included in the plan may be eligible for future state and federal funding.
The plan will include, among other things:
Flood protection problems and opportunities
Potential projects and priorities
Stakeholder involvement is critical to the plan's development. Opportunities for input will be offered during small and large group meetings, by review of draft plan documents, and through the project website and hotline.
The planning process is being funded by the Department of Water Resources with bond funding approved by California voters in 2006. The completed plan will be considered by the State for a 2017 update to the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan, which was approved by the Central Valley Flood Protection Board in 2012. The plan will also connect to the State's separate but related effort to complete a flood management feasibility study for the lower San Joaquin River basin. The regional planning effort is a chance to help shape the state' future plans for flood management.
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2014 Lower San Joaquin River and Delta South Regional Flood Management Plan
Administrative Draft LSJDS RDMP – September 2014
- Administrative Draft RFMP Document – 09.15.2014
- Appendix A – Regional Setting & Context
- Appendix B – Bear Creek Levee Survey
- Appendix B2 – Diverting Canal Levee Survey
- Appendix B3 – Lower Calaveras Levee Survey
- Appendix B4 – Upper Calaveras Levee Survey
- Appendix B5 – Freeboard Plots
- Appendix C – LMA Specific Hazards & Projects
- Appendix D – Rural LMA Topic Papers
- Appendix E – Financial Plan
First Draft LSJDS RFMP – January 2014
Over the past several months, the LSJ/DS RFMP development team conducted many small group meetings to solicit input from stakeholders on flood management problems and risk reduction solutions for consideration in the RFMP development process. The consultant team used the results of those meetings and information from other sources to identify a short list of potential projects. The list is not a ranking or prioritization. Project ranking criteria and prioritization will be developed at a later date with stakeholder involvement.
In the meantime, the identification of potential projects will continue through the end of the calendar year. A Regional Improvements Project Form has been developed to facilitate the submission of potential projects, as well as gather input and information on projects identified to date. Please feel free to use the electronic form, or download the form here, to help us develop and refine the project list.
Please fill out the form as completely as possible, but leave blank any areas for which details are unknown. Forms can be submitted to Loren Bottorff with the RFMP Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. When thinking of potential projects, please keep in mind that the State has indicated it will favor multi-beneficial projects for future funding, as resources allow. Such projects would provide a flood control benefit, but may also address water resources, environmental, recreation and other areas. Projects may include:
- Construction Projects
- Planning Efforts
- Accreditations and ULOP Compliance Projects
- Others as identified by Stakeholders
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