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Rain ahead, Santa Clara Valley Water District closely monitoring conditions, in contact with City of San Jose

Contact: Jim McCann
Phone: 408-681-9265
Email: jmccann@valleywater.org   

Or

Sam Singer
Office: 415-227-9700
Cell: 415-336-4949
Email: singer@singersf.com

March 3, 2017

San Jose—The Santa Clara Valley Water District is closely monitoring conditions throughout the county as a minor rainstorm is expected Saturday night through Sunday morning. The forecast is for less than ½ inch of rain.

With Anderson Reservoir currently at 99% capacity, there is a possibility that water levels may reach the spillway Sunday. The Anderson flows into Coyote Creek are not expected to cause adverse effects downstream, but district crews will be watching the creek closely all weekend. The district is in contact with City of San José staff, and crews are on standby to respond to reports of blockages.


The Santa Clara Valley Water District manages an integrated water resources system that includes the supply of clean, safe water, flood protection and stewardship of streams on behalf of Santa Clara County's nearly 1.9 million residents. The district effectively manages 10 dams and surface water reservoirs, three water treatment plants, an advanced recycled water purification center, a state-of-the-art water quality laboratory, nearly 400 acres of groundwater recharge ponds and more than 275 miles of streams. We provide wholesale water and groundwater management services to local municipalities and private water retailers who deliver drinking water directly to homes and businesses in Santa Clara County.