Lower Berryessa Creek Project

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Document Title
Lower Berryessa Creek Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Waterways; and Parks and Open Space
Document Description
The Santa Clara Valley Water District is the primary water resources agency for Santa Clara County. The District serves as the County's water wholesaler and provides stream stewardship and flood protection for Santa Clara Valley residents, businesses, and transportation networks. As such, the District is charged with local flood protection in the 322 square mile Coyote Watershed, the largest of the County's five watersheds. This watershed extends from the urbanized valley floor upward to the vast natural area of the Diablo Range. Sixteen major creeks drain the Coyote Watershed, including Coyote Creek as its main waterway and the creeks associated with the proposed Lower Berryessa Creek Program: Lower Berryessa Creek, Calera Creek, Tularcitos Creek, and Lower Penitencia Creek. The District is proposing flood control improvements that would result in the containment of the flow in the channel with adequate freeboard requirements in Lower Berryessa, Calera, Tularcitos, and Lower Penitencia creeks. The Program would include the construction of flood protection related elements to be implemented on the four creeks identified above. The Program is divided by geography, and implementation sequence, into six program elements. These elements are further divided by treatment type into 15 stream reaches.

Contact Information

David Dunlap
Agency Name
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Clara
Cross Streets
N. Milpitas Blvd., Abel Street & Calaveras Boulevard
Total Acres
State Highways
Hwy 237
Coyote Creek, Lower Penitencia Creek, Wrigley Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Water Facilities (Type Flood Protection)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, GHG
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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