Levee Inspections

Bulldozer pushing rock riprap into damaged section of a levee

A DWR levee inspector provides oversight as a contractor repairs erosion on a levee along the Stanislaus River in December 2019.

The Flood Project Inspection and Assessment Section (FPIAS) annually inspects the State-federal portions of the flood management system within California's Central Valley. We develop a summary report documenting the results of these annual levee, channel, and structure inspections, as well as other activities. We also create detailed inspection reports documenting the deficiencies found in each Local Maintaining Agency (LMA), which are used by the LMAs, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), DWR, the Central Valley Flood Protection Board (CVFPB), and other interested parties.

Publications And Reports