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Every year, the Department of Water Resources issues technical bulletins, reports, and other publications and media documenting the measurement, protection, use, and management of California's water resources. This DWR Publications Repository is a partial and growing list of the publications and other media produced and distributed by the Department.

In this list you find a variety of types of publications and other media ranging from print material, to audio and video files. If the publication or other media is available in electronic format, a link will point to the appropriate electronic file. In many cases, publications are only available in hardcopy and cannot be downloaded. A contact phone number and email will be provided for cases where an electronic download is not available.

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P.O. Box 942836, Sacramento, CA 94236-0001
1416 Ninth Street, Third Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 653-1097

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Toggle Image Central Valley Flood Management Planning Program 06/16/2010 (PDF, 447 KB)
Description: The purpose of the Central Valley Flood Management Planning (CVFMP) Program is to improve integrated flood management in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys. Legislation passed in 2007 directs the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to develop three important documents that will guide improvement of integrated flood management: State Plan of Flood Control (SPFC) Descriptive Document; Flood Control System Status Report; and Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP). Completion of the SPFC Descriptive Document and the Flood Control System Status Report will contribute to development of the CVFPP along with existing information and new data developed by other FloodSAFE programs and projects.
Toggle Image Central Valley Flood Management Planning Program Scoping Document - DRAFT 10/05/2009 (PDF_INACTIVE_12-29-11, NA)
Description: The Central Valley Flood Management Planning (CVFMP) Program is one of several programs being managed within FloodSAFE California (FloodSAFE). The CVFMP Program addresses most of the flood-related planning activities that were authorized by the California Legislature during the 2007/2008 session within much of the Central Valley. This version updates the maps contained in the June 2009 draft.
Toggle Image Central Valley Flood Management Planning Program: How to Get Involved 06/16/2010 (PDF, 336 KB)
Description: To support effective, efficient engagement of the many participants necessary for CVFPP development, DWR has designed a systematic and collaborative planning process that offers many options and venues for participation. The CVFMP Program provides collaborative planning and engagement opportunities in three major categories: review and coordinate development of the CVFPP, help develop content and recommendations for the CVFPP, and participate in briefings and coordination.
Toggle Image Improving Flood Management in the Central Valley 06/17/2010 (PDF, 789 KB)
Description: Description of on-going efforts to better manage flood risk in California's Central Valley, including integrated flood management planning, risk characterization, hazard notification, building code revisions, levee status reporting, levee evaluations, and update of analytical tools.
Toggle Image Meeting the Challenge of Improving Flood Management in the Central Valley 10/15/2009
Description: Created for the Central Valley Flood Management Planning Program to display at public forums and meetings, these posters describe the activities DWR and its partners are undertaking to address the challenges of improving flood management in the Central Valley, such as developing the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan for 2012.
"Meeting the Challenge" of Improving Flood Management in the Central Valley
Flood-Related Risks in the Central Valley (PDF, 270 KB)
Flood Management Implementation Activities (PDF, 209 KB)
Building on Existing Information and Developing New Data (PDF, 1.75 MB)
Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (PDF, 209 KB)
Toggle Image Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Boundary 01/10/2011 (ZIP, 695 KB)
Description: This compressed file contains GIS shape files indicating the boundary of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley for the purposes of preparing the 2012 Central Valley Flood Protection Plan and for other efforts to fulfill the requirements of 2007 flood legislation. The boundaries are based on the National Resource Conservation Service watershed definitions approved by the State of California in 2009, DWR’s CalWater 2.2 watershed delineations, and the legal boundaries of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

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