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2010 FLOOD MANAGEMENT TOUR

 

SJAFCA co-sponsored and participated in a two-day levee tour May 12-13, 2010 presented by the Water Education Foundation. The tour which began and ended in Stockton focused on the South Delta and Lower San Joaquin River. Some of the levee tour stops included Bear Creek, Paradise Cut, Jones Tract, and Smith Canal. There were fifty-one participants and an even greater attendance at the tour's dinner held in the evening on May 12th at the Hilton in Stockton. Tom Zuckerman, Chair of the University of the Pacific's Board of Regents, spoke at the dinner covering the relationship of flood issues and water supply. Overall, a great turn out in which SJAFCA was proud to co-sponsor!  

Roger Churchwell, Deputy Executive Director of SJAFCA, gives a presentation at Smith Canal

Tour participants at Smith Canal

Kathy Schaefer, FEMA Region IX, shares information

The panel discusses urban flood protection with project and non-project levees.

L-to-R: Dave Van Rijn, USACE; Jay Punia, CVFPB; Mike Inamine, DWR; Chris Neudeck, KSN; Jim Giottonini, SJAFCA; Mark Connelly, SJCFCWCD 

 

The tour was co-sponsored with Brown and Caldwell; Kjeldsen, Sinnock & Neudeck, Inc.; Peterson Brustad, Inc.; San Joaquin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District and many others. Click here for a complete list of co-sponsors.




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