Delta Emergency Preparedness Activities
The risk of flooding in the Delta is a complicated issue, as over 1,000 miles of levees might imply – but there is more to it. In other regions, levees are dry all year and only hold back floodwaters – Delta levees hold back water 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, not just when the rivers run high. Also, the legal Delta encompasses parts of five different counties, all of which have their own emergency response offices, first responders, and procedures. Very often a Delta resident’s closest first responders geographically are technically in another county. All of these things make Delta Emergency Preparedness efforts unique within California.
As directed by SB 27 (2008), the Delta Protection Commission continues to work to facilitate an inter-agency unified command system and response strategy for the Delta region, as well as on implementation of an all-hazard emergency response exercise in the Delta.
Read the Fall 2017 Issue of Delta Voice for Flood awareness, safety, and preparedness tips!
Delta Flood Safety Fair
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Saturday, October 20, 2018
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Walnut Grove Library and Dr. Paul Barns Community Park
BE AWARE, BE PREPARED!
Join the Delta Protection Commission for a FREE event full of fun and cost-friendly flood preparedness and safety information tailored for Delta residents and its farms! This event is on the last day of the Delta Flood Preparedness Week, which runs from October 15-20. It will also be a kick-off event for CA Department of Water Resources for California Flood Preparedness Week from October 20-27.
This year we are partnering with the Sacramento County Library. In addition to the many valuable resources available, there will be a bookmobile, and kid’s lawn games (with prizes!) run by the Rio Vista Leos’ Club. Multiple emergency response vehicles, a U.S. Coast Guard boat, a Sacramento County Sherriff’s horse, and rescue dogs will also be on site. This is a chance for Delta residents to actually meet the people who may be saving their lives or property in case of a flood.
The presentation “Delta Tides” will be presented in the Library. This fun and engaging presentation for kids will use props to show how the sun and the moon interact with the ocean by creating the tides that flow into the Delta – shaping this unique region and the levees that protect it.
Our 2017 exhibitor list included:
California Department of Water Resources
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy
Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services
San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services
Assemblymember Jim Frazier
U.S. Coast Guard
Walnut Grove Fire Dept.
Walnut Grove Library
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue
California Central Valley Flood Control Association
Delta Flood Preparedness Week
In concert with California Flood Preparedness Week, the Commission declares a week in October to be the annual Delta Flood Preparedness Week: usually the third week of the month.
In 2018, Delta Flood Preparedness Week is scheduled for Monday, October 15 through Saturday, October 20.
Flood Preparedness Calendar
The Delta Protection Commission is dedicated to increasing public awareness of flooding threats, and encourages all Delta residents to take action to know their flood threat and prepare appropriately.
Each fall, many Delta residents living in the Primary Zone receive a Flood Preparedness Calendar in the mail. This beautiful, information-packed resource makes it easier to keep important information handy all year long. On the back are emergency phone numbers and websites with flood education and safety information for you and your family. Each month list a task to improve your flood readiness. To get yours, email us or call 916-375-4800 with your name, address, phone number and quantity requested