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About DWR - Public Safety and Security

David Gutierrez, Deputy Director

FloodSAFE California
Provide leadership to improve flood management and emergency response systems throughout California through:

  • Integrated flood management and emergency response system
  • Reduction in the probability of destructive floods, and
  • Promoting beneficial floodplain processes


Division of Flood Management
Prevent loss of life and reduce property damage caused by floods, to facilitate recovery efforts following any natural disaster, and to carry out its public safety responsibilities in ways that preserve and restore the environment.


Division of Safety of Dams
Protect people against loss of life and property from dam failure.