Nonstructural_MeasuresThe California Department of Water Resources (DWR) 2017 Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP) Basin-Wide Feasibility Studies (BWFS) project team is considering non-structural measures to mitigate residual flood risk that remains after structural measures are implemented. The goal of this study was to develop a systematic, repeatable, and rigorous approach for (a) assigning the appropriate non-structural measure to a given structure and (b) evaluating the benefits of that measure. This information will be used to compare alternatives and inform BWFS plan formulation. This study only focused on 1 subset of non-structural measures—those implemented for individual structures (i.e., buildings and contents): elevation, flood proofing, installation of non-structural berms, and acquisition.

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