Lower Penitencia Creek Improvements Project

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Document Title
Lower Penitencia Creek Improvements Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
GPD & Z: Parks and Open Space

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
Lead/Public Agency
5750 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95118-3614

Phone : (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
Flood Protection
Project Issues
Aesthetics Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects 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 Solid Waste Transportation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT) California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Emergency Services, California Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)

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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