Lower Berryessa Creek Project

4 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2007092084
Lead Agency
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Document Title
Lower Berryessa Creek Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Received

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

(408) 256-2607 x2485

Location

Coordinates
37°26'18.9"N 121°54'20"W
Cities
Milpitas
Counties
Santa Clara
Cross Streets
N. Milpitas Blvd., Abel Street & Calaveras Boulevard
Zip
95036
Total Acres
39
State Highways
Hwy 237
Railways
UPRR
Airports
No
Schools
Multiple
Waterways
Coyote Creek, Lower Penitencia Creek, Wrigley Creek
Township
6S
Range
1E
Base
MDB&M

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Water Facilities (Flood Protection Type)
Project Issues
Other Issues Cumulative Effects Landuse Growth Inducing Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Schools/Universities Recreation/Parks Public Services Population/Housing Balance Noise Minerals Geologic/Seismic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Flood Plain/Flooding Drainage/Absorption Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Agricultural Land Aesthetic/Visual Other Issues: GHG
Reviewing Agencies
California Public Utilities Commission Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3 Caltrans, District 4 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 2 Resources Agency
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