Guadalupe Dam Seismic Retrofit


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Document Title
Guadalupe Dam Seismic Retrofit
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preperation

Document Description
The proposed project is intended to retrofit the Guadalupe Dam (Dam) and associated facilities to address seismic safety concerns, satisfy District operational requirements, remove the Reservoir operating restriction, and restore normal water supply by: 1) Reconstructing and thickening the Dam; 2) Constructing a new outlet works system; 3) Increasing the capacity of the spillway; 4) Improving emergency Dam access by realigning Hicks Road and constructing a new bridge from Hicks Road across the spillway to the Dam crest, and a new bridge over Guadalupe Creek below the Dam ; and 5) Creating borrow, disposal, and staging areas for Project construction.

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



37°11'57"N 121°52'45"W
San Jose
Santa Clara
Cross Streets
Hicks Road and Reynolds Road
Parcel #
Guadalupe Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Existing dam improvement project)
Project Issues
Cumulative Effects Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Recreation/Parks Noise Geologic/Seismic Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights Native American Heritage Commission Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 2 Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3 Department of Toxic Substances Control California Department of Parks and Recreation Caltrans, District 4 Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Water Resources Resources Agency
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