While commemorating Delta Flood Preparedness Week, federal, state and local emergency response agencies are striving to increase public awareness of flooding and improve public safety for all Californians, according to the Delta Protection Commission.
Approximately 700,000 acres of lowland are protected by more than 1,000 miles of levees in the Delta. Catastrophic natural and human disaster could happen at any time and any place,caused by flooding or levee failures in the Delta, according to a news release. Recent floods took place in 1995, 1997, 1998, 2004, and 2006.
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