Feb 17 2012

Central Valley Flood Protection History (Video)

The first project I worked on as an engineer just out of school was performing the hydrographic surveys of the Sacramento and San Joaquin River systems back in 1997-1998. These data sets have been the basis for all of the hydraulic modeling and various studies for for the last 13 years! A new data set for the system has been a long time coming and just recently, DWR’s Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP) draft was released for the public. This plan will essentially usher the Central Valley into the next 25 years of flood protection.

Today, Anthony and I get a chance to sit down (via conference call) with the authors of DWR’s Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP).  The draft report was released in December 2011, and the final report is expected to be approved in July of this year.  I thought it would be appropriate to include a video that gives some background to this report.


While DWR is the lead agency on this report, multiple agencies have a role in designing, constructing, and maintaining various components of the complex flood control system.  Here are a few videos that talk about the USACE’s role in maintaining the levees.



In the next few weeks, be on the look out for posts about the CVFPP and our Q&A with the technical leads from DWR.

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  1. Michael M.

    Thanks Guys! I had not seen that USACE video, and really like the blog! 🙂


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