Flood Plain Management

To promote the common interest in reducing flood losses and to encourage the protection and enhancement of natural floodplain values...


Sacramento Luncheons

The Floodplain Management Association and the Association of Environmental Professionals – Superior California Chapter are Co-Sponsoring the May Sacramento Luncheon

WHEN: Thursday, May 17th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: City of Sacramento Utilities Office, 1395 35th Ave., Sacramento, CA 95822
                Solon Room – Located in the building behind the Administration Building

TOPIC:  “Categorical Permissions for Alterations to Federal Project Levees” - Presentation of the Categorical Permissions document the USACE Sacramento District has been developing for Section 408 that would cover potential alterations that are similar in nature and have similar impacts to the USACE project and environment.  The presentation will provide an update on the status of the document and lay out the intent for review and verification of future alteration requests that meet the Categorical Permission project description.

SPEAKER:  Ryan Larson joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District in 2007 as a civil works project manager, managing flood risk reduction and ecosystem restoration projects across all phases of development.  In 2009, Ryan took a position as a civil engineer in the Sacramento District's Flood Protection and Navigation Section. He was responsible for the district's Inspection of Completed Works programs in California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado. In 2014, Larson was promoted to the Section Chief of the Flood Protection and Navigation Section. The section oversees inspections and maintenance of more than 1,600 miles of levees and channels as well as any requests to alter USACE civil works projects through Section 408. He has been working with evaluations of levee alterations and the alterations review process of all types of projects from setback levees to sets of stairs on the levee for over nine years. He works closely with project sponsors, local maintaining agencies and the public to explain the various inspection programs, the results of inspections, the potential impacts of alterations, and ways for sponsors to improve the conditions of their levees and channels.  He holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a M.S. from the University of Missouri-Rolla.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of CA.


COST:  $15 for FMA Members and $20 for Non-members

TO REGISTER:  Register On-line HERE by Tuesday, May 15th, 12:00 p.m. Seating is limited.

FMA organizes luncheons in Sacramento on a variety of topics relating to floodplain management.  If you would like to be added to the notification list please send us an e-mail .  If you are interested in a particular speaker or topic, please contact Mary Seits at mary.seits@floodplain.org.

FMA Sacramento Luncheon Presentations

The American River Basin Stormwater Resource Plan: Scales and Strategies

Yolo Bypass: History, Planned Improvements, Agency Alignment

National Flood Insurance Program: Reauthorization?

Yolo Bypass Corridor Management Plan Implementation

Capital Region Climate Readiness Collaborative - Upstream Thinking in a New Climate​

PDM/FEMA Grant Programs

Emergency Watershed Protection Program

2D Modeling and Mapping with HEC-RAS 5.0

Opportunities for Flood Risk Reduction and Habitat Enhancement in the Lower Sacramento/North Delta Region

International Levee Handbook Operations and Maintenance Chapter

Learning from the Past: Lessons from a Forgotten Flood

Flood Protection Issues for Stockton and Surrounding Area

2013 FloodSAFE Annual Report

Crafting California's Flood Future (February 2014, 527KB)

Urban Level of Flood Protection Criteria (January 2014, 527KB)

Engineering for Climate Change in San Diego (November 2013, 4.4MB)

The CVFPP and Conservation Strategy: What and How (October 2013, 4.6MB)

Levee Analysis and Mapping Procedures for Non-Accredited Levees (September 2013, 2.8MB)

Water 360: Working Together to Achieve Better Water Resources Management (August 2013, 3MB)

Flood Forecast Inundation Mapping (July 2013, 10MB)

The Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act 2012 (June 2013, 1MB)

Flood Future Report and Central Valley Plan Implementation (May 2013, 6MB)

SJRRP Update Continued: Impacts from Subsidence (April 2013, 1MB)

New Jersey ABFEs - Lessons Learned (March 2013, 3MB)

San Joaquin River Restoration, Jan 2013 (pdf, 2 MB)

Flood Risk Perception on Lands "Protected" by Levees (pdf 5.23MB)

California Flood Preparedness Week, 2012 (pdf, 2MB)

Living on the Edge: Climate Change and Extremes in California (pdf, 1.36MB)

A Six Point Plan for Economic Prosperity and the Central Valley Flood Management Plan (pdf, 1.11 MB)

New Regional Skew for California (pdf, 3MB)

Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Development Overview (pdf, 1.08MB)

NFIP Compliance (pdf, 1MB)