A Multi-Benefit Approach to Flood Protection in California

Protecting People, Restoring Rivers

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New York Times In California, a Move to Ease the Pressures on Aging Dams
by Henry Fountain

Sacramento Bee Overhaul California’s water system with 21st century flood solutions
by Jacob Katz and Brian Stranko

Capitol Public Radio West Sacramento Breaks Ground On Largest Levee Project
by Amy Quinton

Sacramento Bee Here’s how rice farmers prevent flooding and help wildlife
by Sean Doherty and Bryce Lundberg

Los Angeles Times Epic rains and snow help the ‘inland sea’ of Sacramento roar back to life
by Rong-Gong Lin II

Chico Enterprise Record After the Storms: A fresh look at the work of setback levees
by Heather Hacking

San Francisco Chronicle ‘Living river’ rejuvenates Napa, brings needed flood control
by John King

Stockton Record Big risk, big ideas: Flood control no longer just levees
by Alex Breitler

Associated Press/US News and World Report California Flood Protection Starts Giving Rivers More Room
by Ellen Knickmeyer

Other Resources About the Multi-Benefit Approach

Using Nature to Address Flooding
Website by Naturally Resilient Communities

“What is Floodplains by Design?”
Video by The Nature Conservancy

Multi-Benefit Flood Management in California’s Central Valley
Photo essay of multi-benefit projects

Juvenile salmon fare better when they spend time on floodplains.

High water on the Feather River, 2017.
Credit: US Army Corps of Engineers