The California Department of Water Resources (DWR), Flood Maintenance and Operations Branch (FMO) is pleased to announce a 30-day public comment period for the Draft Flood System Repair Project Guidelines 2021 Update (PDF). The Flood System Repair Project (FSRP) is a flood risk reduction program, consistent with the State Systemwide Investment Approach (SSIA) as identified in the 2017 Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP). Under FSRP, DWR may execute cost share agreements with the Local Maintaining Agencies (LMAs) to repair documented prioritized problems on the facilities of the State Plan of Flood Control (SPFC). California Central Valley homeowners, businesses, and the agricultural industry are protected from flooding by more than 1500 miles of SPFC levees. FSRP repairs assist in maintaining a dependable levee system for flood protection of these valuable assets. FSRP is a proven cost-effective program for maintaining the current level of flood protection provided by SPFC facilities, primarily in non-urban areas while advancing DWR initiatives for Economically Disadvantages Areas (EDAs).
Following the close of the public comment period and the review of all public comments, the Final FSRP Guidelines will be posted to the DWR website.
The 30-day public comment period begins on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, and it will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. Please submit your comments on the FSRP Draft Guidelines 2021 Update via email to Dave Wheeldon at Dave.Wheeldon@water.ca.gov or mail them to:
California Department of Water Resources
Flood Maintenance and Operations Branch
3310 El Camino Avenue, Room 140
Sacramento, CA 95821
Attention: Dave Wheeldon