Flood After Fire Plan Alignment Case Study: Sonoma County



California Governor's Office of Planning and Research and Community Wildfire Planning Center




This case study describes how Sonoma County's proactive planning and adaptive management to repeat hazards, such as wildfires and post-fire flood events (also known as flood-after-fire events) can increase preparedness to climate change, and how this process is amplified through plan alignment. In addition, this case study illustrates how collaboration, public outreach, innovation, and usage of data play integral roles in the planning process. This case study is part of a suite of Climate Resilience Plan Alignment resources developed by the Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program at the Governor's Office of Planning and Research. Learn more at resilientca.org/topics/plan-alignment.

Climate Impact Tags

Drought Extreme storms Flooding Wildfire

Adaptation Planning Guide Phases

Phase 2: Assess Vulnerability Phase 3: Define Adaptation Framework and Strategies Phase 4: Implement, Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust

Resource Type Tags

ICARP Case Study Project or example


Extent: Sonoma County


Last updated: Dec. 4, 2022