Statewide Flood Management Planning Program

About the Statewide Flood Management Planning Program

The Statewide Flood Management Planning (SFMP) program is led by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) through the FloodSAFE Initiative and the Division of Statewide Integrated Water Management.

The program works in collaboration with local, State, and Federal agencies and tribal entities throughout California to make recommendations to guide flood management policies and investments in the coming decades by:

  • Promoting a clear understanding of flood risks in California
  • Garnering active support for partnerships at the local, State, and Federal levels
  • Coordinating with other California Department of Water Resources (DWR) planning efforts
  • Identifying strategies and feasible next steps to better incorporate flood management into integrated water management (IWM)
  • Promoting an IWM approach for flood management solutions

There are three major components of the SFMP program: