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Programs and Strategies

This page provides links to various documents and sites that may be of interest to floodplain managers in Nevada, Hawaii, and California. If you know of other documents or sites likely to be of interest or useful to floodplain managers, please email your suggestion to

Programs and Approaches in Floodplain Management

CA CRS Strategy 3.31.11
NOLA FMA Presentation 3.31.11
Local Levee Assistance Program (.pdf) 2/11
West Sacramento Levee Improvement Program (pdf, 1 MB) 5/2010
California Floodplain Management Task Force
California Alluvial Fan Task Force
Floodplain Management 2003 - State and Local Programs (.pdf)
FPM 2003 Tables of Data (.pdf)
Using Multi-Objective Management to Reduce Flood Losses in Your Watershed (.pdf)
Addressing Your Community's Flood Problems - A Guide for Elected Officials (.pdf)
The Nation's Response to Flood Disasters: A Historical Account
Sharing the Challenge: Floodplain Management into the 21st Century (pdf, 3MB) 6/94
National Flood Programs in Review - 2007
Using Plants to Improve Flood Management (pdf, 1.7 MB)
Stream Restoration References (.pdf)
Wetlands Restoration References (.pdf)
How Urban Landscape Changes Drive Channel Changes (.pdf, 2.5 MB Presentation)
California Stormwater Handbook (.pdf) 200k

Flood Mitigation

San Joaquin County Flood Contingency Mapping FEMA Pilot Project (pdf, 311K) 2/12
ASFPM BCA White Paper (pdf) 7/07
ASFPM Pre-Disaster Mitigation White Paper (pdf) 3/06
Multihazard Mitigation Council - Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: An Independent Study to Assess the Future Savings from Mitigation Activities (Summary, pdf) 12/05 View the full Report

Flooding, Flood Planning, Standards and Emergency Response

Flood Risk Notice 2012 (pdf, 570KB)
CAV Manual April 2011 (pdf, 1.65MB)
Flood Risk Notice 2011(pdf, 1.5MB) 

So, You Live Behind A Levee! ASCE 2009 Order Form (pdf, 600k)
Recommendations for a National Levee Safety Program 
Using HAZUS For Statewide Risk Assessment (pdf, 2MB) 5/09
Building Standards Code Update
California Quick Guide to Floodplain Management (2007) (PDF: 10.4MB)
New Elevation Certificate and Floodproofing Certificate from FEMA (pdf, 500K) 4/09
California Building Code Update Presentation by CA DWR (pdf, 800K) 3/09
San Joaquin Flood Management Perspectives by Mark Connelly (pdf, 4 MB) 2/09
Non-Structural Flood Proofing Pres. by Clark Frentzen, USACE (pdf, 560K) 1/09
Federal Response to California Wildfires and Rebuilding Afterwards
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Web-Based National Economic Development Manual Series
Associated Programme on Flood Management - Integrated Flood Management, including a "Flood Management Tool" Series.
Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Assessment and Management Of Flood Risks
The National Levee Challenge: Levees and the FEMA Flood Map Modernization Initiative
National Flood Policy Challenges Levees: The Double-edged Sword
Emergency Planning for Dam or Levee Failures in San Mateo County
FloodSAFE California: Rebuilding the System, Reducing the Risk
Flood Warnings: Responding to California's Flood Crisis

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