Flood Plain Management

To promote the common interest in reducing flood losses and to encourage the protection and enhancement of natural floodplain values...


Sacramento Luncheons

WHEN: Thursday, March 15th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: City of Sacramento Utilities Office, 1395 35th Ave., Sacramento, CA 95822 

TOPIC:  North Delta Grizzly Slough Floodplain Restoration Project - The Grizzly Slough Floodplain Restoration Project, located near Thornton, Sacramento County illustrates the challenges and opportunities for Delta restoration. This project proposes to restore floodplain and riparian habitat along the lower Cosumnes River by reintroducing tidal exchange and seasonal flooding (through levee breaching) and restoring vegetation to create seasonal wetlands and riparian forest.

SPEAKER:  Ms. Anitra Pawley, North Delta Program Manager, Delta Planning, DFM, California Department of Water Resources.  Anitra Pawley is a creative environmental scientist with over thirty years of experience and proven skills in environmental planning, monitoring, and assessment. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis in Ecology with an emphasis in aquatic and wetland science.  Through management of research at various institutions and locations including Lake Tahoe, Lake Titicaca, and California riverine, delta, and coastal ecosystems, she developed a strong foundation in field ecology and quantitative sciences. She has served on Bay-Delta technical advisory committees, managed restoration projects, environmental assessment and research projects, and developed decision-support tools for evaluating restoration actions.  At DWR, she has been dedicated to planning and implementing multi-benefit projects in the Northeast Delta.  This experience and past work has provided her with a thorough understanding of the complex issues, as well as the challenges and opportunities, involved in the restoration and monitoring of California’s major rivers and estuaries.


COST:  $15 for FMA Members and $20 for Non-members

TO REGISTER:  Register On-line HERE by Wednesday, February 15th, 12:00 p.m. Seating is limited.

FMA organizes luncheons in Sacramento on a variety of topics relating to floodplain management.  If you would like to be added to the notification list please send us an e-mail .  If you are interested in a particular speaker or topic, please contact Mary Seits at mary.seits@floodplain.org.

FMA Sacramento Luncheon Presentations

Yolo Bypass: History, Planned Improvements, Agency Alignment

National Flood Insurance Program: Reauthorization?

Yolo Bypass Corridor Management Plan Implementation

Capital Region Climate Readiness Collaborative - Upstream Thinking in a New Climate​

PDM/FEMA Grant Programs

Emergency Watershed Protection Program

2D Modeling and Mapping with HEC-RAS 5.0

Opportunities for Flood Risk Reduction and Habitat Enhancement in the Lower Sacramento/North Delta Region

International Levee Handbook Operations and Maintenance Chapter

Learning from the Past: Lessons from a Forgotten Flood

Flood Protection Issues for Stockton and Surrounding Area

2013 FloodSAFE Annual Report

Crafting California's Flood Future (February 2014, 527KB)

Urban Level of Flood Protection Criteria (January 2014, 527KB)

Engineering for Climate Change in San Diego (November 2013, 4.4MB)

The CVFPP and Conservation Strategy: What and How (October 2013, 4.6MB)

Levee Analysis and Mapping Procedures for Non-Accredited Levees (September 2013, 2.8MB)

Water 360: Working Together to Achieve Better Water Resources Management (August 2013, 3MB)

Flood Forecast Inundation Mapping (July 2013, 10MB)

The Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act 2012 (June 2013, 1MB)

Flood Future Report and Central Valley Plan Implementation (May 2013, 6MB)

SJRRP Update Continued: Impacts from Subsidence (April 2013, 1MB)

New Jersey ABFEs - Lessons Learned (March 2013, 3MB)

San Joaquin River Restoration, Jan 2013 (pdf, 2 MB)

Flood Risk Perception on Lands "Protected" by Levees (pdf 5.23MB)

California Flood Preparedness Week, 2012 (pdf, 2MB)

Living on the Edge: Climate Change and Extremes in California (pdf, 1.36MB)

A Six Point Plan for Economic Prosperity and the Central Valley Flood Management Plan (pdf, 1.11 MB)

New Regional Skew for California (pdf, 3MB)

Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Development Overview (pdf, 1.08MB)

NFIP Compliance (pdf, 1MB)