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.
San Andreas Dr., California Circle, and Milmont Dr. (all cross Lower Penitencia Creek)
I-880, SR 237, I-680
Joseph Weller ES, Milpitas HS, Curtner ES
Wrigley-Ford, Coyote, Berryessa, Calera Creeks
Notice of Completion
State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State 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)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
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)
Other (Flood protection capital improvement project)
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
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