3860 Department of Water Resources
Program Descriptions


The Central Valley Flood Protection Board has regulatory authority over the State Plan of Flood Control facilities (SPFC), designated floodways and regulated streams in the Central Valley. The Board regulates encroachments on the system by issuing permits and initiating enforcement action when necessary to maintain the integrity of the levees and floodways that protect the valley's people and property. The Board serves as the non-federal sponsor to the United States Army Corps of Engineers on large joint state-federal levee improvement projects and assists the more than one hundred local maintaining agencies that operate and maintain the SPFC. The Board conducts regular public meetings, workshops and tours, providing a public forum for stakeholders.