Systemwide Flood Risk Reduction Program

The Systemwide Flood Risk Reduction Program oversees the work necessary to develop and implement Delta and Central Valley multi-benefit flood risk reduction and habitat restoration projects that further the goals and objectives of the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP) and other systemwide priorities identified by Governor Newsom or the Legislature. The State may improve the system through direct investment in new or improved facilities for the State Plan of Flood Control or through proposal solicitations.

System improvements will generally be implemented through partnership programs among DWR, Central Valley Flood Protection Board (CVFPB), and United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and in coordination with local public agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).  

Program activities may include development of:

  • Feasibility studies,

  • Technical studies,

  • Preliminary and final flood system designs,

  • Construction documents and specifications,

  • Other memorandums and reports.

Systemwide Flood Risk Reduction Program Guidelines (PDF)