Reservoir and Levee Operation - On February 26th, DWR and the contractor began moving equipment from the reconstructed main spillway in case the flood facility needs to be used. The USBR will increase releases from Shasta and Folsom reservoirs in order to maintain safe space for inflow potential from projected precipitations and snowpack melt. With the Feather River expected to rise 14 feet, the Yuba Water Agency began spilling water from New Bullards Bar Dam on February 25th. Work is being done on J Levee on Sacramento River near Hamilton City, and crews worked to repair levee leak along Cache Creek.
Governor Emergency Proclamation - On February 21st Governor Newsom issued an emergency proclamation for 21 counties to help communities respond to and recover from severe winter storms that have caused flooding, erosion, mudslides, power outages, and damage to critical infrastructure. The Governor expanded the declaration for five more counties on February 28th.
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Resources and information for flood managers, elected officials, and those living in Central Valley floodplains.
March 20 – CCVFCA Flood Forum, Dante Club, 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd, Sacramento, 10:00 am
March 21 – DSC adopt Smith Canal appeal findings, 110 W. Fremont St, Stockton, 10:00 am
March 27 – Symposium on Flood/Drought, Scripps Institute, San Diego
April 15 – Deadline to comment on new WOTUS definition
REMINDER - CCVFCA FLOOD FORUM
The annual Flood Forum will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at a new location – The Dante Club, 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento. A panel of speakers will discuss the potential opportunities and challenges associated with an upcoming study to evaluate the feasibility of re-establishing the Sacramento San Joaquin Drainage District property assessment. Speakers will be: Leslie Gallagher, Executive Office of CVFPB; Scott Shapiro, partner at Downy Brand LLP; and Tim Washburn with the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency.
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