The Yuba County Water Agency (YCWA), Three Rivers Levee Improvement Authority (TRLIA), Marysville Levee Commission (MLC), and Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency (SBFCA) are partnering to develop the Feather River Regional Flood Management Plan. Flood management projects included in the plan will be eligible for future state and federal funding.

Feather Region Boundary Map 

The plan will outline the long-term vision for flood risk reduction in the region and include, among other things

  • description of the current flood management conditions
  • opportunities for improving flood management while achieving multiple objectives (flood protection, agricultural conservation and habitat restoration, for example)
  • needed projects based upon priority
  • preliminary financing plans

Community involvement is critical to the plan’s development. Opportunities for input will be provided during small and large group meetings, by review of draft plan documents, and through the project website and hotline.

The planning process is being funded by the Department of Water Resources with bond funding approved by California voters in 2006. The completed plan will be considered by the State for a 2017 update to the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan, which was originally approved by the Central Valley Flood Protection Board in 2012. The plan will also connect to the State’s separate but related effort to complete a flood management feasibility study for the Sacramento River basin.