Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP)

What is hazard mitigation?


  1. identifies potential hazards faced by communities where SMUD maintains assets or operations
  2. assesses the vulnerability of those assets and operations to such hazards
  3. identifies specific actions that can be taken to reduce the risk from identified hazards

The LHMP represents SMUD’s commitment to reduce and eliminate, where possible, the risks and impacts of natural and human-caused hazards. The LHMP serves to help protect SMUD’s assets, customers and communities by coordinating our broad-based disaster preparedness and resiliency efforts.

Plan documents

You can view the 2018 Public Review Draft of the LHMP document. A hard copy is also available to review at SMUD’s Headquarters Security Desk (6301 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95817)

View the plan

Public input

Members of the community have an important role.  The 2018 Public Review Draft is available for public review and comment from August 20, 2018 through September 20, 2018.

Comments may be submitted by September 20, 2018.

In addition, an opportunity for public comments is available at the Finance and Audit Committee Meeting on October 2, 2018.  


The LHMP serves as a coordinating document to help reduce risks from hazard events like earthquakes, floods, wildfires and climate change, to name a few.

Do you have questions or want to provide comments? Please contact the Enterprise Risk Manager at ERM@smud.org for more information.