Feb 24 2012

System Wide Flood Protection, Across the Pond

The CVFPP is currently in the process of being finalized to address system wide deficiencies throughout the complex flood control system in the Central Valley of California.  Across the Atlantic, there is another program called Room for the Rivers that is attempting to do something similar in the Netherlands.  Below is a video highlighting the components of their effort, many of which are incorporated into the CVFPP.

HT to Jessica Ludy for directing me to the video.

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  1. Jessica

    Great you posted this as it’s definitely a worthwhile program and it’s nice to see a nation-wide stance on letting the water back into the landscape. Coincidentally, I’m in process of finishing a piece just on some of the basics of RvR here and in the U.S. Hope to post it on Monday.

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