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Public Review Documents

The following documents are subject to public review.  Please feel free to download these documents.  Pay special  attention to the review period for each document.  If you would like to submit comments, send an email to the project manager noted for each project.

Project John D. Morgan Park Monitoring Well Project 
Review Period  August 9, 2016, 6 p.m. 

  Engineer's Report 


The proposed work of improvement is described in the John D. Morgan Park Monitoring Well Project (Project) Engineer’s Report. The Engineer's Report is on file at the Clerk of the Board of Directors, 5700 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, California, or by clicking on the "Engineer's Report" link above.

The objective of the Project is to construct up to five monitoring wells to support the District’s Expedited Purified Water Program, which includes potential indirect potable reuse (IPR) using purified water in the District’s Los Gatos recharge ponds. The proposed Project will facilitate ground water monitoring needed to satisfy state permitting requirements for IPR projects.

At the time and place fixed for the public hearing, the Board of Directors will receive comments on the Engineer’s Report for the Project. After considering the comments on the Engineer’s Report, the Board will decide whether or not to proceed with the Project.

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate persons with disabilities wishing to attend this public hearing. For additional information on attending this hearing including requesting accommodations for disabilities or interpreter assistance, please contact the Office of the Clerk of the Board at (408)265-2607, ext. 2277, at least three business days prior to the hearing

Contact: For information on the project, Roger Pierno, Associate Civil Engineer, 408-630-2738

Project South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Phase I Study

Final Interim Feasibility Study with Environmental Impact Statement / Environmental Impact Report


The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the District, and the California State Coastal Conservancy (CSCC) has jointly prepared the Final Integrated Interim Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (Integrated Document) for the South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Phase I Study (Project). The Project will provide tidal flood protection to the community of Alviso and infrastructure between Alviso Slough and Coyote Creek. The flood protection levee will allow approximately 2,900 acres of former salt ponds to be restored to tidal marsh by breeching levees to San Francisco Bay. The new levees will be used as a trail and include connection to the Bay Trail network with viewing platforms, interpretive signs, and benches.

The District’s Board of Directors will consider certifying the Integrated Document and approving the Project at their meeting of March 22, 2016. If approved, the Project’s design will be refined for construction. The USACE will be responsible for project design, construction, and initial maintenance of the improvements. The District will be responsible for partially funding the project, acquiring real property interests needed for the project, and operating and maintaining the flood risk management elements after construction is complete.

Contact: Michael Martin, Environmental Planner, (408) 630-3095

Project Upper Berryessa Creek Flood Risk Management Project

Final Environmental Impact Report


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is the sponsor of the proposed Upper Berryessa Creek Flood Risk Management Project. The Water District is the local partner and is cooperating with USACE on project funding, planning, design, and implementation. The proposed project would consist of enlarging the existing earthen trapezoidal channel of Upper Berryessa Creek; replacing the existing outdated Union Pacific Railroad trestle; constructing channel access roads and fencing; adding rock riprap to the channel bed to prevent erosion; and installing transition structures at the Calaveras Boulevard, Los Coches Street, Yosemite Drive, and Ames Avenue bridges. The project extends from Calaveras Boulevard in Milpitas to Interstate 680 in San Jose and would provide flood protection for residents, businesses, and infrastructure within the Upper Berryessa Creek Watershed in the cities of Milpitas and San Jose. The Project objectives are:

Objective 1: Reduce flood damages from Berryessa Creek upstream of Calaveras Boulevard throughout the study reach during the 50-year period of analysis beginning in 2017. Completed project would meet FEMA certification standards in all 4 project reaches.

Objective 2: Use environmentally sustainable design practices in addressing the flood risk management purpose of the project wherever possible within the study reach, including taking advantage of restoration opportunities that may be pursued incidentally to the flood damage reduction purpose.

Objective 3: Be consistent with Berryessa Creek Flood Risk Management Project Plan selected by USACE in the Director’s Report of May 29, 2014.

Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act, the Water District, as the lead agency for the project, prepared a Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) to evaluate environmental impacts of the Proposed Project. The FEIR analyzes the potential for the proposed project to result in environmental impacts in the following topic areas: aesthetics; air quality; agriculture and forestry; biological resources; cultural resources; geology, soils, and mineral resources; greenhouse gases and energy use; hazardous materials; land use and planning; noise; population and housing; public services; recreation; transportation and traffic; utilities and service systems, and hydrology and water quality. The DEIR evaluates the level of significance of potential environmental impacts and identifies measures that could be implemented to reduce or eliminate environmental effects. The FEIR finds that all project environmental impacts can be reduced to a less than significant level through application of feasible mitigation measures, except in the following areas:

  • Construction emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), a criteria air pollutant
  • Construction emissions of greenhouse gases
  • Generation of construction nose

These impacts would be significant and unavoidable at a project level and the Proposed Project would make a cumulatively considerable contribution to significant cumulative impacts in these areas. The FEIR is available for public inspection. Revisions to the DEIR are tracked in the FEIR.

The Water District’s Board of Directors will consider certification of the FEIR at a future Board meeting. Inquiries about the FEIR should be directed to:

Santa Clara Valley Water District
5750 Almaden Expressway, D-2017
San Jose, CA 95118

Contact: James Manitakos, Environmental Planner, (408) 630-2833