Information meeting to provide update on Central Valley watershed study

Published Dec. 4, 2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District will host an information meeting Dec. 16 to share its progress in identifying potential long-term, sustainable water resource projects within the Sacramento River watershed.

The meeting will provide an overview of the Central Valley Integrated Flood Management Study and discuss some of the opportunities for flood risk management, ecosystem restoration and water supply projects along the Sacramento River and its tributaries.  

CVIFMS is a watershed study of the Sacramento River Basin that is the federal companion to the California Department of Water Resources' efforts on the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan, which is the state's plan for long-term, sustainable flood management in the Central Valley.

“The Corps and DWR share a common goal of developing a consistent and mutually complementary systemwide strategy for flood risk reduction and environmental stewardship,” said Glen Reed, CVIFMS project manager for the Corps.

The focus of CVIFMS is to produce a comprehensive basin-wide management plan that:

·         Assesses watershed characteristics and conditions

·         Identifies existing or potential watershed issues

·         Develops, evaluates and prioritizes conceptual alternatives including structural and non-structural measures, and

·         Recommends potential projects under federal, state or local authorities

Public Workshop Information:

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015

4 - 6 p.m.

Yuba County Government Center

915 8th Street, Marysville, CA 95901

Robert Kidd

Release no. 15-053