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FloodSAFE California

Department of Water Resources
3310 El Camino Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95821

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 219000
Sacramento, CA 95821-9000

Ojai Project


FloodSAFE is a long-term strategic initiative developed to reduce flood risk in California. It is designed with the recognition that addressing risks of flood damage statewide will take decades. FloodSAFE is also an important component of DWR's Integrated Water Management (IWM) Initiative, which is designed to achieve a sustainable, robust, and resilient flood and water management system for the benefit of all Californians.


April 7, 2014 - 2013 FloodSAFE California Annual Report Released

FloodSAFE has released the 2013 FloodSAFE California Annual Report (PDF: 6.5 MB).  It highlights over 55 key accomplishments of Flood Management Planning, Floodplain Risk Management, Flood Risk Reduction Projects, Flood System Operations and Maintenance, and the Flood Emergency Response Programs.  The Annual Report also provides an overview of FloodSAFE's investments of public funds.

If you have any questions about the report, please contact FloodSAFE at


Central Valley Flood Management Planning

With the successful completion of the 2012 Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP), three major flood management planning efforts are underway to refine the State Systemwide Investment Approach and inform the CVFPP 2017 Update:


Statewide Flood Management Planning

The Statewide Flood Management Planning Program was developed to expand the focus of California's flood management planning statewide.



My Flood Risk

Visit the My Flood Risk website to learn how you can reduce your flood risk by being aware and prepared.


If you have comments, suggestions or concerns about FloodSAFE California, please email us, or send a letter to the mailing address shown to the left.