Mid and Upper Sacramento River Regional Flood Emergency Response Project (MUSR FERP)

Subsequent to the MUSR RFMP, KSN prioritized the needs of local levee maintaining agencies in the counties of Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Sutter, Tehama, and Yolo and focused efforts on implementing a regionally coordinated approach to flood emergency response.  KSN facilitated a series of meetings with county, city, and LMA representatives for each LMA to developed Emergency Operations Plans-Basic Plan, Flood Contingency Maps, Special Case Maps, and Unified Command Maps to improve coordination and response efficiency. The MUSR FERP is also the birth place of the Just in Time Training program, where a committee of county and LMA representatives prescribed the critical content that is included in the Just in Time Training Emergency Levee Worker Course.  Notable accomplishments of this project include the relationships that formed among local, city, and county representatives during the development of flood safety plans, improved flood preparedness and response efficiency, facilitating information sharing, and assisting agencies better position themselves to receive disaster reimbursement funds. Finally, MUSR FERP established regional standards for flood safety plans and maps that have forged a regionally integrated response effort and facilitated communication and coordination from Tehama County to Yolo County, and later Solano County.

Project Highlights
  • Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Sutter, Tehama, and Yolo Counties
  • Phase I: $1,200,000
  • Phase II: $682,713
  • ACEC Sierra Chapter 2016 Engineering Excellence Award – Best Flood Control Project
  • ACEC California 2017 Engineering Excellence Commendation Award
  • ASCE Sacramento Section 2016 Outstanding Public Safety