Get Involved in the Flood-MAR Network

Flooded agricultural field along Woodbridge Road in Lodi, California (DWR, 2019).

Who We Are

The Flood-MAR Network is a vibrant collaboration among individuals and organizations who are interested in promoting Flood-MAR implementation in California.

Network Related Events and Activities

Flood-MAR Forum 2023 | “Flood-MAR in Action” [Nov 7-8, 2023]

Thank you to all who joined us for this year’s biannual Forum event in Sacramento – it was a wonderful success! The HUB team is building a page that will showcase recordings from the various sessions (the speakers and presentations were excellent!) Stay tuned!

Monthly Lunch-MAR Webinars

Lunch-MAR webinars take place the first Wednesday of each month. In these webinars, network members and invited guests present on and discuss a wide range of topics relevant to Flood-MAR, ranging from water rights to geophysics.

To join a Lunch-MAR Session, please use this registration link

Wednesday, March 6, 2024, 12:30PM -1:30PM

How Engineering With Nature on the Pajaro River can Enhance Groundwater Recharge while Providing Flood Protection

Presenters will discuss how Engineering With Nature strategies and design elements injected into the design of the Pajaro River at Watsonville levee reconstruction project position the project to achieve multi-benefit flood risk reduction, including enhancement of groundwater recharge.  Partnership between local (PRFMA), State (DWR Flood-Mar Group), and federal (USACE) agencies afford the opportunity to use unique design tools, including the EcoFIP toolkit (Ecological Floodplain Inundation Potential), to envision cost saving measures that simultaneously offer enhanced recharge and ecological benefits.  This is especially important not only because this strategy has factored in to the advancement of a long-awaited flood risk reduction project, but because the Pajaro Valley Groundwater Basin is one of the most critically overdrafted basins in the State. 

Presenters: Julie Beagle, Environmental Planning Section Chief and Engineering With Nature Practice Lead at the United States Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District, and Dr. Mark Strudley, Executive Director of the Pajaro Regional Flood Management Agency

Wednesday, April 3, 2024, 12:30PM -1:30PM

Coming Soon!

Quarterly Flood-MAR Network Workshops

All Flood-MAR Network members are invited to attend quarterly workshops. These workshops provide opportunities for members to engage in conversations and collaborate on Flood-MAR projects. The next Workshop is in Winter 2023/24, date TBD. 

 

FIRO-MAR Learning Group

The FIRO-MAR learning group is dedicated to sharing information on the latest advancements in linking forecast-informed reservoir operations (FIRO) with Flood-MAR. This group meets the second Wednesday of each month.

A panoramic view of the water release from Lake Natoma at Nimbus Dam in Sacramento County, California as a precaution against flooding after an atmospheric river storm
dumped heavy rain and snow across Northern California (
DWR, 2019).

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Coordinating Team

The coordinating team supports the Flood-MAR Network to ensure that the Network is effective in promoting the implementation of Flood-MAR projects throughout California. The Coordinating Team helps identify emerging and priority topics that should be brought to the Network for discussion and further action. Coordinating team members meet monthly, and team membership rotates annually.

If you are interested in joining the Coordinating Team, contact [email protected]

Website Team

The website team works on developing, maintaining and improving the Flood-MAR website. If you are interested in developing content or improving website functionality, please contact [email protected]

The Flood-MAR website was formally released to the public October 10th, 2023.

Link to Flood-MAR HUB Press Release

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Coachella Valley Water District’s Thomas E. Levy Groundwater Replenishment Facility in Coachella, Calif.

Photo Credit: DWR