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The Mid-Upper Sacramento River RCIS is an outgrowth, in part, of the Mid and Upper Sacramento River Regional Flood Management Plan (RFMP). The Mid and Upper Sacramento River RFMP was developed through the participation of a range of stakeholders to address flood management in a seven-county region in northern California that comprises portions of Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Sutter, Tehama, and Yolo Counties. The Mid and Upper Sacramento River RFMP provides a framework for integrating conservation efforts into the overall flood management system in ways that are supported locally. As the lead agency for preparing the Mid-Upper Sacramento River RFMP, Reclamation District 108 initiated development of the Mid-Upper Sacramento River RCIS to aid in the implementation of needed flood risk reduction measures, and to provide incentives for landowners to propose conservation actions on their properties that would benefit species in need of mitigation offsets from flood management projects.

The Forgotten Flood of 1940 and an Overview of the Regional Conservation Investment Strategy

6:30-8:30 p.m. – Wednesday, December 6
Colusa Casino Community Room

3770 California 45, Colusa, CA


Ms. Cait Plantaric will make a presentation on the 1940 flood which inundated much of the Sacramento Valley to extents even greater than the 1986 and 1997 floods. Despite that fact, the 1940 flood and its impacts have largely been forgotten. Ms. Planteric will share what she’s learned through her personal research, including captivating stories about flood survivors and victims. An overview of the Mid and Upper Sacramento River Regional Conservation Investment Strategy will immediately follow.