About the Mid-Upper Sacramento River Regional Flood Emergency Response Project
In 2014, an assessment of flood threats for a seven-county area in Northern California (Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Sutter, Tehama, Lake and Yolo counties) identified opportunities for improvement in flood preparedness and flood emergency response planning. This assessment led Reclamation District 108 to lead a regional planning effort to improve public safety by developing and implementing a regionally coordinated approach for flood emergency response. The $1.2M project was funded through Proposition 1E and Proposition 84 via a grant awarded by the California Department of Water Resources.
A key aspect of this effort was the development of an innovative training program called the Just-In-Time Training Program, which is designed to provide essential training to flood emergency response personnel just prior to, and during a flood emergency event. The first training course in this program is the Emergency Levee Worker Course. Additional Just-In-Time training courses will be developed as funding becomes available.
About the Course
The Emergency Levee Worker Course is designed to provide essential training for the Emergency Levee Worker function just prior to, and during a flood emergency event. It can also be used a review tool for experienced personnel. The course is composed of five modules with training videos lasting approximately 4-6 minutes. The modules are based on the California Department of Water Resources’ Levee Threat Monitoring Guidelines, the National Incident Management System (NIMS), and the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS). The Emergency Levee Worker Course is not intended as a substitute for completion of standard training courses that may be recommended by the State or county during non-emergency periods.
The website’s Find Your Flood Safety Plan function is specific to the Mid-Upper Sacramento River Region and allows users within the Region to look-up individual Flood Safety Plans and Maps.
The course was developed under the supervision of the Mid-Upper Sacramento Regional Training Committee. Special thanks to Reclamation District 108, the Mid-Upper Sacramento River Regional Training Committee and the CA Department of Water Resources for their time and contributions to the Emergency Levee Worker Course.
Mid-Upper Sacramento River Regional Training Committee
||Butte County Office of Emergency Services
||Named Area 3 / Butte County Public Works
||City of Colusa Public Works
||Colusa County Office of Emergency Services / Sheriff's Office
||Glenn County Sheriff's Department
||Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) - retired
||Hamilton City Fire Protection District
||Reclamation District 108
||Reclamation District 1500
||Reclamation District 1500
||Reclamation Districts 70 & 1660
||Rock Creek Reclamation District
||Tehama County Flood Control and Water Conservation District
||Yolo County Office of Emergency Services