Lower Penitencia Creek Improvements Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Document Title
Lower Penitencia Creek Improvements Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR

Document Description
The proposed Lower Penitencia Improvements Project would improve flood protection for residents, businesses, and infrastructure along approx one mile of the Lower Penitencia Creek Channel in the city of Milpitas. The District is currently constructing the Lower Berryessa Creek Flood Protection Project upstream. The US Army Corps of Engineers is constructing the Upper Berryessa Creek Flood Risk Management Project, which is also upstream of the project and the Lower Berryessa Creek Project. The project at Lower Penitencia Creek consists of developing new flood protection infrastructure necessary to convey increased flows (the future one-percent flood event or 100-year event) that will be delivered from the completion of the two upstream projects on Berryessa Creek. The project would expand the channel conveyance capacity at Lower Penitencia Creek through development of: floodwalls, earthen ramps at the Reach 3 floodwall, a vegetated bench , a relocated and raised levee, bridge headwalls, sediment removal, and revegetation.

Contact Information
Michael Coleman
Santa Clara Valley Water District
5750 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95118-3614

408 630 3096


37°27'.15"N 121°55'2.3"W
Santa Clara
Cross Streets
San Andreas Dr., California Circle, and Milmont Dr. (all cross Lower Penitencia Creek)
Parcel #
State Highways
I-880, SR 237, I-680
Joseph Weller ES, Milpitas HS, Curtner ES
Wrigley-Ford, Coyote, Berryessa, Calera Creeks

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Flood protection capital improvement project)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Flood Protection
Project Issues
Cumulative Effects Landuse Growth Inducing Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Solid Waste Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Schools/Universities Recreation/Parks Public Services Population/Housing Balance Noise Minerals Geologic/Seismic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Flood Plain/Flooding Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
Native American Heritage Commission Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3 Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 2 California Department of Boating and Waterways California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 4 Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Emergency Services, California Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
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