Flood hydrology of Butte Basin, 1973-77 water years, Sacramento Valley, California

by R. G. Simpson

Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division in Menlo Park, Calif

Written in English
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  • Floods -- California -- Sacramento Valley.,
  • Hydrology -- California -- Sacramento Valley.

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Statementby R. G. Simpson.
SeriesWater resources investigations - United States Geological Survey, Water Resources Division -- 78-86
ContributionsCalifornia. Dept. of Water Resources., United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 70 p. :
Number of Pages70
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Open LibraryOL23076228M

hydrology. The peak flow in Butte Creek in January , of 37, cfs, put the FEMA year flow of 30, cfs in perspective. Important at that time is the fact that the Butte Creek Flood Control System, designed and constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the. Central Valley flood control system. Sacramento’s Flood Concerns Sacramento was founded at the confluence of the American and Sacramento rivers and is protected from flooding by both upstream dams and state-federal project levees. The city has only about a year level of flood protection (each year there is a one percent chance of a flood.   The Sacramento Valley came within a skosh of true catastrophe this winter when both the main and emergency spillways at Oroville Dam on the Feather River eroded due to high water releases necessitated by torrential rains. State officials ordered an evacuation of , residents in communities below the dam, and for a few days the possibility of a foot-wall of water. Sacramento and San Joaquin Drainage District Jurisdiction Maps *Sacramento River Map with Overlay of the Local Maintaining Entities (pdf) *San Joaquin River Basin Map with Overlay of the Local Maintaining Entities (pdf) *For a copy of these materials please call us at () , or e-mail us at [email protected]

Title: Created Date: 2/11/ PM. Department of Water Resources and Central Valley Flood Protection Board. California’s weather and hydrology can be. The Exposure to Year Flood by Region Figure 3 SACRAMENTO RIVER , $70 billion $ billion SAN FRANCISCO BAY 1,, $ billion $20 million. Water poured through the gates of the Sacramento weir, just north of West Sacramento, helping to fill the Yolo Valley took on the look of an inland sea, with bridges and high spots.   On March 11th, , the California Water Policy Seminar Series at UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences continued, hosting Tim Washburn, the Director of Planning for the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency. Mr. Washburn served as the Agency’s chief counsel from to when he was appointed to his current position. Mr.

For more information on flood risks, interpreting the FEMA flood maps, flood insurance or an elevation certificate for your property, contact your city’s floodplain manager. The water district can also assist in providing information. Contact the Community Projects Review Unit at . the hydrology and geomorphology of the Sacramento Valley riv-ers are different. The lower Mississippi drains a much larger basin and has larger flows but flood peaks arrive slower and are smaller in proportion to mean flows than in the Sacramento Valley. Northern California was settled rapidly by Americans and Eu-. Irrigation in [southern] California—the field, water supply, and works—organization and operation in San Diego, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles Counties: Second part of the report of the State engineer of California on irrigation and the irrigation questions, Sacramento, California, State Printing Office, p. webvtt withstanding a year flood. water slowly moves over west sacramento’s newest flood plain, part of a multi-faceted levee improvement project.

Flood hydrology of Butte Basin, 1973-77 water years, Sacramento Valley, California by R. G. Simpson Download PDF EPUB FB2

Flooding in Butte Basin, CA., is caused primarily by overflow from the Sacramento River on the western boundary. Stage and discharge data were collected during at 6 recording and 45 crest-stage gages within the basin and combined with discharge records on the main channel of the Sacramento River to determine total flow and flow distribution at the latitudes of Ord Ferry, Butte.

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[R G Simpson; California. Department of Water Resources.; United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.]. Flood hydrology of Butte Basin, water years, Sacramento Valley, California,Water-Resources Investigations Report Technique for estimating magnitude and frequency of floods in Delaware,Water-Resources Investigations Report The 2-year deficiency in streamflow is also unequaled in severity for the historical record of the Sacramento River Basin Index.

which indicates a recurrence interval of more than years. Like the drought ofthe drought of is not well reflected in the streamflow record reconstructed from tree-ring data; the recurrence.

The Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP) is California's strategic blueprint to improve flood risk management in the Central Valley. The first plan was adopted in and is updated every 5 years. The plan lays out strategies to: Prioritize the State's investment in flood management over the next 3 decades.

FLOOD DATA FOR THE SACRAMENTO RIVER AND BUTTE BASIN, SACRAMENTO VALLEY, CALIFORNIA By Jerry G. Harmon U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Open-File Report Prepared in cooperation with the CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES c\ CM o Sacramento, California Two years later, a series of tropical storms hit the valley, causing the Cosumnes River to California book through levees in 24 places.

Most recently, the / event earned the name “New Year’s Eve Storm” because it soaked the region and caused widespread, localized flooding during the first days on 1973-77 water years Year’s Eve through.

Geology of the Northern Sacramento Valley, California. (DWR) acquired geologic data from groundwater observation well drilling operations that were conducted in the valley over the last 15 years.

Using the observation well drilling data, DWR evaluated and classified the lithology of the subsurface sediments, implemented petrographic sand. Flooded areas and flood damage in the Great Basin, Cali­ fornia, December and January _____ 78 3.

Flood damage in central-coastal California, December and January _____ 79 4. Flooded areas and flood damage in San Joaquin Valley, California, December and January _____ 80 5. Flooded areas and flood damage in. Butte Valley-Tule Lake Area, Parts of Siskiyou and Modoc Counties: current: No: Yes: Butte Valley Sacramento Valley, Reconnaissance.

Yes: No: Sacramento, San Joaquin Delta Area Tahoe Basin Area, California and Nevada. Yes: No: Tahoe Basin Area, California. Use your address to find your FEMA's Flood Insurance Rate Map Zone.

These maps will show you what areas of the City qualify for Preferred Risk Flood Insurance (PRPs) and what areas of the City are considered SFHA and qualify for Standard Flood Insurance. For assistance in determining your insurance needs, contact KNOW YOUR FLOOD HAZARD.

The City of Sacramento is located in the heart of California’s Central Valley at the confluence of the Sacramento and American rivers. The City is traversed by several stream systems and is at risk to both riverine flooding and localized stormwater flooding.

Leading up to the February storms, the California Cooperative Snow Surveys forecast for the Sacramento, Feather, Yuba, and American Rivers for the water year called for below-normal runoff. One of the more unique and notable flood impacts occurred on the American River with the collapse of an earthen cofferdam built in to hold back.

The Central Valley Flood Protection Act of (SB-5) renamed the Reclamation Board to the Central Valley Flood Protection Board. In that legislation was an aspiration to achieve a year level protection for the urban areas in the system and a mandate for DWR to develop the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan and the Board to adopt it.

The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, also known as the California Bay Delta, is the West Coast’s largest estuary; a critically-threatened and nationally-significant ecosystem and the heart of California’s water supply system that serves as many as 25 million people. Sacramento River Hydrologic Region California’s Groundwater Sacramento Valley Groundwater Basin Bulletin Last update 2/27/04 Sacramento Valley Groundwater Basin, East Butte Subbasin • Groundwater Basin Number: • County: Butte, Sutter • Surface Area:acres ( square miles) Basin Boundaries and Hydrology.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a virtual information session on the Report to Congress on Future Water Resources Development. will make Marysville one of the lowest at-risk cities in California’s Central Valley. of Engineers Sacramento District and Central Valley Flood Protection Board will co-host a virtual public meeting.

The Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency (SAFCA) was formed in to address the Sacramento area's vulnerability to catastrophic flooding.

This vulnerability was exposed during the record flood of when Folsom Dam exceeded its normal flood control storage capacity and several area levees collapsed under the strain of the storm. Large parts of Sacramento can flood internally during heavy rain even if levees hold. The only thing preventing that is a network of electric stormwater pumps that move water out of the city.

The Sacramento River (Spanish: Río Sacramento) is the principal river of Northern California in the United States, and is the largest river in California.

Rising in the Klamath Mountains, the river flows south for miles ( km) before reaching the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta and San Francisco river drains ab square miles (69, km 2) in 19 California. This report is intended to provide basic information about floods and flood management in California.

(Whereas previous generations referred to “flood control” or “flood prevention” activities, experts now prefer the term “flood management” in acknowledgement that floodwaters are recurring and inevitable.) We begin by summarizing the history, causes, and. Issuance Time: Jul 11 at AM PDT: Next Issuance: Jul 12 at AM PDT.

These reports, listed below, provide an analysis of circumstances that led to individual flood events and document the areas that were flooded. In addition they provide a good summary of historic flood damages, as well as valuable information about planning for potential future flood events in Santa Clara County.

Flood Report (11/28/). Produced by the Sacramento District and the California Department of Water Resources. This video is part of the Corps of Engineers Flood Plain Management Services Program (FPMS) which funds projects that educate the public about flood hazards where they live and work and actions they can take to reduce property damage and prevent loss of life.

Basin Hydrology The Upper Sacramento River above Shasta Dam, the Feather River above Oroville Dam, and the North Yuba River above New Bullards Bar Dam are in California’s Sacramento Valley (Figure 1).

While the size and elevation range varies for each basin, they share some hydrologic characteristics. Winters are. The Northern California Water Association (NCWA) was formed in to provide water users throughout the Sacramento Valley with a strong and united regional voice on California water policy.

The NCWA mission is “to advance the economic, social, and environmental sustainability of Northern California by enhancing and preserving the water.

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Product Description. This is the second appraisal of the water supply of Pahrump Valley, made 15 years after the first cooperative study. In the first report the average recharge was estimated to be 23, acre-feet per year, only 1, acre-feet r^ore than the estimate made in this report. Prepared By Sutter County And The Sutter-Butte Flood Control Agency In Cooperation With The City of Yuba City and the County Of Yuba Images To Remember The historic flood threat in the Sacramento Valley is revealed in images of (clockwise from top) the Meridian basin flood of ; the inundation of Colusa Highway during the Yuba City.

Progress report on Tijuana basin as of April 1, California State Water Quality Control Board,Water quality control policy for Tijuana River basin in California: 40 p.

California Department of Public Works,Water quality control policy for the San Luis Rey River basin with the exclusion of the tidal prism: 37 p.

Gov. Pete Wilson took a helicopter tour over the fields and roads flooded by the Cosumnes River south of Sacramento and declared a state of emergency in 25 Northern California counties. According.and responsible for responding to flood emergencies within Butte County.

Butte County has proclaimed nine states of emergencies due to flooding since (OES, ) and residents have submitted over $3 million in flood insurance claims since (FEMA NFIP.