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Floodplain Management Plan


The City of Petaluma has updated its floodplain management plan and is seeking public comment. Please review the plan and provide any comments via e-mail to the City’s Floodplain Administrator at no later than September 14, 2015. You may also submit comments in person to the Public Works and Utilities Department at City Hall, 11 English Street, Petaluma, CA. The plan is scheduled to be considered for adoption by the Petaluma City Council at its September 21, 2015 meeting.


The purpose of the Floodplain Management Plan is to ensure that an open public process is followed in pursuing the reduction of flood losses, and that the selected activities are best for the community. This plan describes the nature and magnitude of flooding that the City has experienced in the past, floodplain management activities that have been implemented to date, additional alternative remedies, and a plan for future action to address the current flooding problems. It is not the purpose or the intent of this plan to commit the City to large public expenditures. The objective is to quantify the problem and propose solutions that can be undertaken at this time, and in the future, if and when funds become available.

The Floodplain Management Plan is intended to be a living document and will be subject to revisions to reflect changes in City policy and state and/or federal regulations. This document is available for download below, at the City of Petaluma Library and at the Community Development Department, 11 English St. Petaluma, CA.

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Contact Information

11 English Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
phone: 707.778.4303
fax: 707.206.6034
Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Monday - Thursday

Director, Public Works and Utilities
Dan St. John, F.ASCE
202 N. McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954
Phone: 707.778.4546
Fax: 707.206.6034

Deputy Director,

City Engineer/Flood Plain Administrator

Interim Airport Manager, Joshua McKeighan
601 Sky Ranch Drive
Petaluma, CA 94954
phone: 707.778.4404
fax: 707.778.4405

Transit Manager, Jared Hall
555 North McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954
phone: 707.778.4460
fax: 707.776.3799

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