Coyote Creek Flood Protection Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Document Title
Coyote Creek Flood Protection Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
GP: Open Space, Parklands, and Habitat; Heavy Industrial; Light Industrial; Industrial Park; Residential Neighborhood, Public/Quasi-Public, Mixed Use Neighborhood, Urban Residential Zoning: Agricultural, Open Space, Planned Development/Light Industrial Base District, Planned Development/Agricultural Base District, Planned Development/Commercial Pedestrian Base District, Light Industrial, R-2 Residential Medium to High Density, Public/Quasi-Public, Mix Use Neighborhood, Urban Residential R-1-8 Residential Low to Medium Density, Heavy Industrial, R-1-5 Low to Medium Residential
Document Description
Valley Water proposes to construct approximately 18,083 linear feet of floodwalls, passive barriers, berms, and other improvements along four reaches of Coyote Creek (Reaches 4, 6, 7, and 8) between Montague Expressway and Tully Road in the City of San Jose, Santa Clara County, California. In addition to constructing the primary flood risk reduction elements (floodwalls, passive barriers, and berms), the project would demolish structures such as fences and retaining walls within the project footprint; install sheet pile walls; construct appurtenant structures, including flood gates, flood doors, drains, and other features; trim or remove trees; and establish construction access and staging near construction sites. Following construction, routine maintenance activities such as trash and debris removal, vegetation management, graffiti removal, and periodic visual inspection and repair of the completed elements would occur as needed, as well as activities related to Valley Water’s Stream Maintenance Program to ensure that the completed project continues to function as designed to protect homes and businesses against a flood event approximately equivalent to a 20-year flood event.

Contact Information

Andrew Martin
Agency Name
Santa Clara Valley Water District (Valley Water)
Job Title
Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Jose
Santa Clara
San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
Charcot Avenue and Junction Avenue to Tully Road and Senter Road
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 237, 101
Caltrain, VTA
Caltrain, VTA
Olinder Elementary School
Coyote Creek
Other Location Info
Project would involve improvements along 9 miles of Coyote Creek between Montague Expressway and Tully Road in the City of San Jose, Santa Clara County, California.

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Other (Flood Protection Improvements)
Local Actions
Site Plan
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Recreation, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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