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
Santa Clara Valley Water District
5750 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95118-3614

Phone : (408) 256-2607 x2485


37°26'18.9"N 121°54'20"W
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 Type
Water Facilities (Flood Protection Type)
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects Other Other Issues: GHG
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency California Department of Transportation, District 4 California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Public Utilities Commission

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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