2022 Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Update Workshop -- Aug. 12

Topic: Climate Change 


This will be a virtual only event. 

A webinar link and dial-in information will be posted to the CVFPB website 10 days prior to the workshop.

More information about the workshops and CVFPP adoption process is provided at cvfpb.ca.gov


The California Department of Water Resources transmitted the Public Draft of the 2022 CVFPP Update to the CVFPB on April 21, 2022. The Board is responsible for adopting the plan, and for conducting public hearings, workshops, and reviewing written comments to inform any changes to the Public Draft prior to adoption.


The public comment period for the Public Draft was open through June 6, 2022. The Board hosted three public hearings in June 2022 to receive verbal comments; the workshops are the next steps in the Board’s process to engage the public as part of the adoption process.


For more information and to access the Public Draft, visit https://water.ca.gov/Programs/Flood-Management/Flood-Planning-and-Studies/Central-Valley-Flood-Protection-Plan.


The importance of the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan


The CVFPP is California's strategic framework for reducing flood risk in the Central Valley, which has among the highest flood risks in the nation. California’s rapidly changing climate is increasing flood risk even while the state experiences long term, year ‘round drought. More intense swings from record dry to record wet conditions mean flooding can happen at any time. 


The Central Valley is home to millions of people and billions of dollars in infrastructure, property and farms, and extensive and diverse natural resources, all at risk of catastrophic flooding.