Development in and around floodplains has contributed to increased losses due to floods, but the state’s efforts to improve floodplain management have been reduced significantly in recent years. We recommend reducing the state’s share of funding for certain flood control projects to better reflect the local benefit from these projects. This would create future savings that could be used to make more strategic flood management investments and benefit the General Fund.
[PDF] Managing Floods in CaliforniaHandout Mar 9, 2005
[PDF] Water Policy Issues: CALFED Bay-Delta Program and Flood ManagementReport Feb 18, 2004
[PDF] Analysis of the 2004-05 Budget Bill, Resources Chapter