Foster City Levee Protection Planning and Improvements Project (Capital Improvement Project - CIP 301-657)

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Foster City (City of Foster City)
Document Title
Foster City Levee Protection Planning and Improvements Project (Capital Improvement Project - CIP 301-657)
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR

Document Description
The purpose of the project is to provide flood protection in accordance with updated FEMA guidelines and regain FEMA accreditation for its existing levee system. Current FEMA guidelines require the current levee elevation along the city's levee system to be raised to protect the city from flooding associated with levee overtopping from extreme high tides or storm surges. In addition, the improved levee system will be designed to adapt to future sea level rise while maintaining public access along the levee system and protections for sensitive species. The precise design and height of the project is not yet finalized; therefore, the environmental analysis studies two scenarios at an equal level, which would have different ranges of levee elevations/floodwall heights as needed to meet FEMA freeboard requirements and protect against future sea level rise. The two scenarios are: (1) FEMA Freeboard with Sea Level Rise for the year 2050, and (2) FEMA Freeboard with Sea Level rise for the year 2100. Based on currently available data, preliminary evaluations, and city council direction, the city anticipates that the project will utilize a combination of three different levee improvement types, depending on the location along the existing levee earthen levee, and (3) conventional floodwall.

Contact Information
Curtis Banks
City of Foster City
610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404

Phone : (650) 286-3239


37°34'14"N 122°17'6"W
Foster City
San Mateo
Cross Streets
Approx. 8 miles of levees eastward from the geogrpahic coordinate noted below
Total Acres
State Highways
92 and 101
Foster City Lagoon, SF Bay

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Levee Improvements)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: CIP
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Biological Resources Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Noise Recreation/Parks Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Wetland/Riparian Land Use Cumulative Effects Other Other Issues: GHG
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol Caltrans, District 4 Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3 Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 2 Resources Agency San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission State Lands Commission
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