The Central Valley Floodplain Evaluation and Delineation Program is an integral part of the FloodSAFE California Initiative. It is a comprehensive effort designed to protect against loss of life, flood damages, and emergency costs for both existing and future developments caused by future flood events. It will lead to acquisition, construction, and improvements for the Central Valley State Plan of Flood Control Facilities as it protects the State's populace and infrastructure. The Central Valley Hydraulic Evaluation Project includes: (1) constructing the 2-dimentional overland models, (2) developing riverine models, and (3) combining the riverine and 2-dimentional overland hydraulic models.
Department of Water Resources
Using the products form the CV Topographic Acquisition Project, the CV Hydraulic Evaluation Project will develop new computer models necessary to study the characteristics of the SPFC in the Central Valley during select flood events. The new models will serve many purposes including evaluating and delineating floodplains associated with the SPFC and providing support for the preparation of the CVFPP and future planning studies.
Research/Planning (including Science)
Complete and Fully Paid