Case Studies

The following case studies show how multi-benefit approaches to flood protection are already successfully at work in several locations throughout the Sacramento and San Joaquin watersheds.

Multi-benefit projects are designed to reduce flood risk and enhance fish and wildlife habitat by allowing rivers and floodplains to function more naturally. These projects create additional public benefits such as protecting farms and ranches, improving water quality, increasing groundwater recharge, and providing public recreation opportunities, or any combination thereof.