Planning Area Map
The Mid San Joaquin River region extends from the Merced-San Joaquin River confluence to the Stanislaus-San Joaquin River confluence. Specifically, any areas protected by the State Plan of Flood Control facilities, and any other areas experiencing flood issues that have a nexus to these facilities, are eligible for inclusion in the MSJR RFMP.
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We’re happy to announce that the 2nd Update of the Mid-San Joaquin River Regional Flood Management Plan (MSFR RFMP) is underway!
RD 2092 and Stanislaus County have been leading collaboration with MSJR stakeholders to develop the RFMP updates. Once completed, the updated MSJR RFMP will be incorporated into the 2022 Update of the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan, the State of California’s primary policy-setting document for Central Valley flood management. The RFMP will also serve to promote and coordinate ongoing local and regional flood management activities within the region (i.e., project development, financing, maintenance, and other critical objectives).
Major tasks of the RFMP update include:
- Further define a safer and more flood resilient version for the MSJR Region (Region);
- Articulate strategies and projects that are both practical and ambitious in reshaping the flood management status quo in response to important drivers of change in the Region and;
- Identify locally-sponsored strategies and projects to make best us of the region’s river corridors and floodplains to meet multiple objectives for flood management, habitat restoration, groundwater recharge, recreational access, and environmental justice.
We also aim to:
- Update the status of projects identified in the 2017 RFMP;
- Identify new projects consistent with regional flood management goals and state polices;
- Identify ways to improve regional coordination of flood management;
- Identify ways to improve regional resilience to evolving flood hazards;
- Update regional finance plan;
- Support stakeholders in seeking grant funding for RFMP Projects where possible and;
- Identify ways to facilitate permitting of multi-benefit flood projects.
We look forward to working with all MSJR stakeholders in crafting a collaborative and innovative RFMP. If you have any questions, comments, or would like access to the password protected links on this webpage, please don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RD 2092 releases request for qualifications to complete the Regional Conservation Investment Strategy.
Climate Resilience Workshops
Workshop #3 was held January 13, 2022 and attendees discussed existing and needed climate modeling and projects for the San Joaquin Valley. The video presentation will be provided upon request.
Workshop #2 was held September 29, 2021 and attendees discussed expectations for change and priorities for the future. The video of the presentation can be found here. The video is password-protected.
Workshop #1 was held June 8, 2021 and attendees discussed experiences of change and adaptation in the MSJR region. The video of the presentation can be found here and is password-protected. If interested in viewing any of the videos, please email email@example.com for access.
Meeting #4 was held February 17, 2022. Project finance in the Mid San Joaquin (e.g., practical experiences and reflections), along with an introduction to the RFMP Finance Plan update process was presented during this meeting. The video presentation can be found here. The video is password-protected.
Meeting #3 was held October 21, 2021. Major Planning and funding initiatives affecting the Mid San Joaquin region were reviewed and a small group discussions occurred. The video of this presentation can be found here. The video is password-protected.
Meeting #2, the second quarterly stakeholder meeting of the MSJR Update, was held July 29, 2021. We presented an overview of the Regional Conservation Investment Strategy (RCIS) and discussed the status of Groundwater Sustainability Plans, integration of floodwater management and groundwater sustainability in the MSJR Region. The video of the presentation can be found here. The video is password-protected. Also available for download are the following: Sustainable Groundwater Management, Status Update Regarding Compliance with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) in Stanislaus County, Update On Groundwater Sustainability Planning In The Turlock Subbasin, and Status Update Regarding Compliance with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) in Stanislaus County.
Meeting #1, the first quarterly stakeholder meeting of the MSJR Update, was held April 2, 2021. An overview of the RFMP and stakeholder process, which included objectives and timeline, was presented. The video of the presentation can be found here. The video is password-protected.