Originally printed as an Op-Ed in The Sacramento Bee. Levees along the San Joaquin River | Sarah CraigRecently, Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature announced a $1.1 billion drought relief plan for California. But the $660 million allocated for flood m… Read more »
John Cain is Conservation Director for California Floodplain Management for American Rivers.
Over the last 15 years, his work has focused on the interrelated issues of river restoration, water supply management, and flood risk reduction in California’s Central Valley and the Bay-Delta ecosystem. He has advocated, analyzed, and planned tidal marsh and river restoration projects in the Delta and San Joaquin River resulting in the 1,200 acre Dutch Slough tidal marsh restoration project and key technical contributions to the historic San Joaquin River Settlement to restore over 100 miles of river that had been virtually dry for half a century.
He served as a member of the Delta Vision stakeholder committee, the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) Steering Committee, and as co-chair of BDCP technical committees.
His current work focuses on integrating the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan with the BDCP to achieve multiple benefits public safety, water supply, and ecosystem function. Prior to his work in the Central Valley, he served as the staff scientist for the Mono Lake Committee where he participated in the precendent setting effort to “Save Mono Lake” and restore fisheries to its freshwater tributaries.
John joined American Rivers in 2009. He previously served as the Director of Restoration Programs at the Natural Heritage Institute in San Francisco for 12 years where he specialized in ecological restoration and water resources management in California’s Bay-Delta watershed.
He holds a bachelors degree in physical geography and a masters degree in environmental planning from U.C. Berkeley.Sacramento River
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