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 Floodplain Delineation Project includes: 1) development of the Levee Flood Protection Zone (LFPZ) maps, as mandated by Senator Bill 5 (2007), for the areas protected by the State Plan of Flood Control facilities in the Central Valley, and 2) the 200-year Urban Level of Flood Protection Informational Floodplain maps, as mandated by Senator Bill 1278 and Assembly Bill 1965, for 10 urban communities that would be inundated by source of water from the failure of State Plan of Flood Control levee(s).
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