Lower Penitencia Creek Improvements Project

3 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2015062026
Lead Agency
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Document Title
Lower Penitencia Creek Improvements Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
In its current condition, Lower Penitencia Creek has capacity to accommodate the existing 1-percent flood flow without overtopping its levees. However, upstream capital improvements to the Lower Berryessa Creek, Lower Calera Creek, and Tularcitos Creek and enlargement of Upper Berryessa Creek channel, will increase the size of the 1-percent flow. Construction of improvements to Lower Berryessa Creek channel, will increase the size of the 1-percent flow. Construction of improvements to Lower Berryessa and Upper Berryessa Creeks are currently in progress. After the upstream projects are completed, the increased 1-percent flow from the Berryessa Creek delivered to Lower Penitencia Creek will exceed the existing flow conveyance capacity of Loer Penitencia Creek. The project will be necessary to prevent flooding in the project vicinity during a future 1-percent event. Proposed project would also maintain the existing Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) certification of the existing east levee between California Circle and Berryessa Creek. The proposed project includes improvements to ensure the increased 1-percetn flow is contained with required freeboard. Proposed project improvements include sheet pile floodwalls, improved channel access roads, raised levees, and an in-channel wetlands planting bench.

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

408 630 3096

Location

Coordinates
37°27'.15"N 121°55'2.3"W
Cities
Milpitas
Counties
Santa Clara
Cross Streets
San Andreas Dr., California Circle, and Milmont Dr. (all cross Lower Penitencia Creek)
Zip
95035
Parcel #
various
State Highways
I-880, SR 237, I-680
Railways
UPRR
Schools
Joseph Weller ES, Milpitas HS, Curtner ES
Waterways
Wrigley-Ford, Coyote, Berryessa, Calera Creeks
Township
5S
Range
1W

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
5750 Alamaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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