Almaden Lake Improvement Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Document Title
Almaden Lake Improvement Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Project Applicant
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Present Land Use
Open Space

Document Description
The proposed Project includes separating Alamitos Creek from the lake and restoring its upstream and downstream connectivity; re-contouring the lake bottom and capping it with clean fill; expanding the Park into the existing lake and beach areas; expanding the existing island and constructing a new island; revegetating the area with native vegetation; and developing a flow-through water system to circulate water through the isolated lake by connecting the lake via pipeline to an imported water source and pumping water from the lake via pipeline to the Los Alamitos Percolation Pond for groundwater recharge.

Contact Information
Michael Martic
Santa Clara Valley Water District
5750 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95118

Phone : (408) 630-3095


37°14'27.56"N 121°52'16.74"W
San Jose
Santa Clara
Cross Streets
Almaden Expressway/ Coleman Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
694-01-017,038 / 694-02-027
State Highways
85, 87
Pioneer High School
Alamitos Creek, Guadalupe Creek, Guadalupe River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Separate Alamitos Creek from Almaden Lake)
Local Action
Special District
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Noise Recreation/Parks Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways California Department of Transportation, District 4 California Department of Water Resources California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California State Lands Commission Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2


Environmental Document
Almaden Lake Improvement Draft EIR   PDF 72809 K
NOC   PDF 1314 K
State Comments
2014042041_RWQCB_R2_Almaden Lk DEIR Lk DEIR comments   PDF 418 K SCH2014042041_CDFW_Almaden Lake Improvement Project-Martin-MOLINA020420   PDF 1155 K

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