“The Vegetation Challenge: A scientific and engineering examination of managing vegetation along California’s Central Valley levees that protect urban and rural areas from devastating floods.”
This symposium was held August 28-29, 2007 in Sacramento, California.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has circulated a draft white paper regarding maintenance standards for vegetation on levees. Proposals contained in the white paper would require removal of trees and shrubs along the waterside and landside of Corps program levees nationwide, including 1600 miles of Central Valley levees, to be in compliance with existing standards. This symposium was sponsored by the Corps, State of California Reclamation Board, California Department of Water Resources and SAFCA to explore science, real-world experience, challenges, and policy solutions related to levee vegetation. Registration numbers revealed over 511 people from 21 states nationwide registered for the symposium, representing over 151 agencies from federal, state and local flood management, resource agencies, academic institutions and consulting engineering and environmental firms.
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Index of Symposium Topic
California Levee Vegetation Research Program
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