Mid-San Joaquin Regional Flood Management Plan Shaping Up
By Julie Rentner, Central Valley Regional Director
In March and April, River Partners, along with a coalition of regional partners and hired consultants, hosted the first planning meetings for the Mid-San Joaquin River Regional Flood Management Plan. The Mid-San Joaquin River Region is one of 6 regions in the Central Valley undertaking parallel efforts to develop a ground-up vision of flood safety that will inform future state investments in flood management. These efforts are funded by the California Department of Water Resources and include active involvement and technical assistance from DWR and the Central Valley Flood Protection Board.
In efforts to build a coalition of actively engaged flood management interests for the region, the Mid San Joaquin project team has visited with area stakeholders at one-on-one site visits, small group meetings and tours, large group meetings and presentations including other regions and state and federal agencies. The first workshop to begin compiling the Regional Flood Management Plan will focus on describing regional conditions and flood hazards. The workshop is scheduled for 10am on July 18th at the Stanislaus Agricultural Center in Modesto.
River Partners needs the help of area stakeholders to make sure that all are engaged in describing the current conditions for the region. We invite all relevant stakeholders to check out the website for the effort at midSJRfloodplan.org to see our events calendar and to sign up for the mailing list.
The above article originally appeared in the June 2013 issue of the River Partners Journal.