Category Archives: Flood Risk Management

High Water Marks, life jackets, and other “innovations” as California leads in flood preparedness

Last Friday was a day of great for progress in the communication of residual flood risk in California as the High Water Mark from the February 19, 1986 flood was unveiled in Garcia Bend Park  in “the Pocket” area of Sacramento. … Continue reading

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From the Outside Looking In(to the Corps)…

In many fields, organizations evaluate or audit themselves to improve the way they operate. Because it is difficult to critically analyze from within, such an evaluation often requires going outside the institute (and sometimes the country)  to find one who … Continue reading

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Lowdown on the high water…and room for rivers explained

So high the water was risin’ our men sinkin’ down Man, the water was risin’ at places all around, boy, they’s all around It was fifty men and children come to sink and drown —High Water Everywhere (Part 2), Charlie … Continue reading

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Public Involvement in a Better Plan: Letter to the Central Valley Flood Protection Board

For better or worse, in the United States and in Calfornia especially, we have a strong element of public involvement in most planning processes.  Better because it forces transparency, allows voices to be heard, and as Americans we really can … Continue reading

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