Current and Upcoming Projects (2023-2024)
Paynes Creek H&H Study, Tehama County, California (2023-2024)
As part of a Silver Jackets effort, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is conducting a flood risk H&H assessment for the remote community of Paynes Creek in Tehama County, CA. As the project partner, Tehama County is poised to take action to reduce flood risk within Paynes Creek based on results of hydraulic modeling. The expectation is to work closely with CA Department of Water Resources, CAL OES, CALFIRE, Tehama County, USGS, and FEMA to identify ways to alleviate flooding issues for the Paynes Creek community, and use the partnerships and lessons learned to serve additional communities that are facing similarly dire flooding problems.
San Joaquin Nonstructural Workshops (2023-2024)
On 24 JUL 2023, as part of the San Joaquin Nonstructural Flood Risk Workshops project, the Nonstructural Flood Risk Mitigation Options Public Workshop for the San Joaquin Valley took place in Grayson, CA. Presenters from National Weather Service, USACE, DWR, River Partners, City of Modesto, Department of Transportation, and Stanislaus County discussed ways to manage flood risk in the San Joaquin Valley. Following this public workshop, a workshop for San Joaquin Valley Policy Makers was held in Modesto, Ca on 25 July 2023.
On 25JUL23, as a part of the San Joaquin Nonstructural Flood Risk Workshops project, a Nonstructural Flood Risk Mitigation Options Workshop was held for San Joaquin Valley Policy Makers in Modesto, CA to discuss ways to manage flood risk in the San Joaquin Valley. The workshop and River Partners site visit was well attended and well received by partners and policy makers.
CA San Joaquin Valley Tabletop Exercise (2024)
The goal of this project is to identify data and coordination gaps, and brainstorm how each of the three regions that make up the San Joaquin Valley could support each other during a flood emergency. This project will build upon the 2020 CA Emergency Response Exercise project, which worked to address communication challenges identified during previous high-water events. This project would support the facilitation of a tabletop exercise for the San Joaquin Valley.
CA Emergency Planning for Unsheltered Populations (2024)
This goal of this project is to bring together Federal, state, and local stakeholders from the social services, affordable housing, floodplain management, and emergency response communities for a series of workshops focused on the Greater Sacramento area and San Diego County. This project will include workshops with involved agencies, providing cross-training of social services resources for levee maintaining agencies while discussing the current conditions, current and proposed actions, and recommendations for future management of the system with regard for this population. Additionally, this project will build critical relationships with local organizations supporting unsheltered populations that can support future USACE efforts.
Tribal Emergency Management and Floodplain Management Workshops (2024)
These workshops will focus on floodplain ecosystems, emergency response planning and resources, nonstructural tools and strategies, and a potential site visit of flooding issues on Tribal lands within the Sacramento District. The workshops will also provide information on support and funding available for flooding preparation and response activities through USACE and partner agencies. Workshops would be focused on California, Nevada, and Utah Tribes where recent flooding has occurred. Funding will support the development of materials for the workshop and general outreach efforts for Tribes. These would build on relationships developed from previous workshop efforts before the pandemic occurred.