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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 Lower Penitencia Creek and Penitencia East Channel Trail Project
Board Meeting April 14, 2015
Documents

Milpitas Response to SCVWD Comments, Addenda, Final EIR, Draft EIR Milpitas Transit Area
Specific Plan
[PDF 43 MB]

Description

The Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors will consider entering into a joint use agreement with the City of Milpitas to allow public recreational use of district property along Lower Penitencia Creek between Montague Expressway and Great Mall Parkway, and along Penitencia East Chanel from the confluence of Lower Penitencia Creek to upstream of McCandless Drive, and will consider the potential environmental effects of the Lower Penitencia Creek and Penitencia East Channel Trail project as discussed in the Transit Area Specific Plan’s Environmental Impact Report and addenda, prepared by the City of Milpitas as the Lead Agency.

Contact: Deputy Operating Officer Liang Lee, 408-630-2927

Project Wolfe Road Recycled Water Facilities
Public Hearing March 24, 2015
Documents

Wolfe Road Recycled Water Facilities Engineer's Report

Description

The objectives of this project are to expand the recycled water distribution system in the City of Sunnyvale, provide service to the Apple Campus 2 by October 2016, and extend service to the City of Cupertino so as to support District Board's policy and goals relative to recycled water.

A Public Hearing to consider the Engineer’s Report for the Wolfe Road Recycled Water Facilities project will be held at the regular meeting of the Santa Clara Valley Water District's Board of Directors on March 24, at 6 p.m. at the water district Headquarters Board Room (5700 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118).

Contact: Project Manager: Debra Butler, 408-630-2036

Project Santa Clara Valley Water District California Aqueduct Reverse Flow Project
Public Hearing   March 10, 2015
Documents

Public Hearing Notice
California Aqueduct Reverse Flow Project Engineer’s Report

Description

The objective of the California Aqueduct Reverse Flow Project is to enable water delivery of a portion of Santa Clara Valley Water District’s banked supplies from Semitropic Water Storage District. The proposed work is described in the Santa Clara Valley Water District California Aqueduct Reverse Flow Project Engineer’s Report.

An Engineer’s Report for a Reverse Flow Project was approved by the district’s Board of Directors on October 14, 2014. Since that approval, the project has undergone additional modifications which include a proposed increase in water delivery and installation of additional temporary infrastructure at an additional location. The proposed expanded project is described in the Engineer’s Report.

Contact: Project Manager Gary Ohea, 408-630-3742

Project Fish and Aquatic Habitat Collaborative Effort (FAHCE) Program and Fish Habitat Restoration Plan
Review Period  Jan. 30, 2015 - March 2, 2015
Documents

Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report

Description

The FAHCE Initialed Settlement Agreement (FAHCE) includes the development and implementation of a fisheries habitat restoration plan for North county streams with water supply reservoirs. The fisheries habitat restoration plan identifies specific and programmatic actions to support the overall management objectives to “restore and maintain healthy steelhead trout and salmon populations as appropriate to each of the Three Creeks, by providing (A) suitable spawning and rearing habitat within each watershed, and (B) adequate passage for adult steelhead trout and salmon to reach suitable spawning and rearing habitat and for out-migration of juveniles.”

The draft EIR will identify and evaluate possible environmental impacts of the Program and develop strategies to avoid, reduce, or compensate for any significant impacts. As the lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Santa Clara Valley Water District has determined that the Program may have a significant impact on the physical environment, and has decided to prepare a draft EIR to provide opportunity for public participation in the planning and decision making process. The purpose of the draft EIR process is to develop and assess a recommended plan and alternatives for the program and to avoid and mitigate significant adverse effects on environmental resources.

Contact: Tiffany Hernandez, 408-630-3094

Project Information Systems Master Plan
Board Meeting Feb. 10, 2015
Documents

Final Information Systems Master Plan

Description

The Information Systems Master Plan (ISMP) was developed By Pacific Technologies, Inc. in 2011-2012 to guide the district’s Information Technology (IT) practices and projects through FY18. The impetus for the analysis was the asset management planning that the district had undertaken for other divisions and extended to IT. The intended outcomes of the ISMP were reduced complexity, reduced redundancy, and increased integration.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors will consider the above described project on Feb. 10, 2015 at the water district Headquarters Board Room (5700 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118). The documents are also available for review at the water dstrict's Headquarters building from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Feb. 10, 2015

Contact: Lydia Rossiter, 408-630-3083

Project Rinconada Water Treatment Plant Reliability Project
Public Hearing Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Documents

(UPDATED)

Final Environmental Impact Report

Description

The Santa Clara Valley Water District proposes to improve the existing water treatment train at the aging Rinconada Water Treatment Plant (RWTP) to improve drinking water quality and reliability of operations. The project proposes demolition/removal of many of the existing treatment facilities and processes and reconstruction of a new state-of-the-art water treatment facility within the existing water treatment plant property, while keeping the plant running at all times. The four principal modifications to the RWTP are as follows:

  1. Addition of raw water ozonation facilities and processes;
  2. Replacement of the existing water clarification process/facilities with conventional flocculation and sedimentation processes with plate settlers;
  3. Removal and replacement of the water process filters; and
  4. Increase in plant capacity from 80 million gallons per day (mgd) to a maximum of 100 mgd to provide an increase in peaking capacity for plant reliability.
Contact: Michael F. Coleman, 408-630-3096, Santa Clara Valley Water District, 5750 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA

Project  South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Study Phase 1 Project
Review Period Dec. 19, 2014 - Feb. 2, 2015 - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEB. 23, 2015
Documents

Download DEIS/DEIR documents here

Description

The water district is the lead agency under CEQA for the South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Phase I Study (Project). The California Coastal Conservancy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are partners in developing the Project. The Project would provide protection from tidal flooding with sea level rise to the area between Guadalupe River and Coyote Creek. Once flood protection is provided for the area, the former salt ponds in the area can be restored to tidal wetlands.

Contact: Michael Martin, 408-630-3095, Santa Clara Valley Water District, 5750 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA

 

Project Final Upper Penitencia Creek Property Acquisition and Long Term Management Plan
Document
Description

The proposed project includes the purchase of the Upper Penitencia Creek Property (Property) from the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority (OSA) and adoption of a Long Term Management Plan (LTMP). Acquisition of the property is mitigation in perpetuity for impacts associated with the SCVWD’s 2002 Multi-Year Stream Maintenance Program. The LTMP identifies site improvements and long term management goals for the Property. The overall goal for long-term management of the Upper Penitencia Creek Property is to ensure the long term viability of the conservation values of the Property. This goal would be met through routine monitoring and management of the conditions that support the biological resources of the Property, by maintaining existing infrastructure and by providing for security and public safety as detailed in the LTMP. The LTMP also identifies a series of initial site improvements to repair existing unimproved roads, a water trough, and repair of a gully.

In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) (California Public Resources Code Sections 21000 et seq.) and CEQA Guidelines (Title 14, California Code of Regulations, Sections 15000 et seq.), an Initial Study (IS) was prepared for the proposed project to evaluate potential environmental impacts. Based on the IS, it has been determined that a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) is the appropriate level of review.

Comments on the Draft IS/MND were received during the public review and comment period (September 19 – October 21, 2014) and they have been considered and/or addressed in the Final IS/MND. Revisions in the form of strikethrough and underline are shown in the Final IS/MND.

This is to advise that the Santa Clara Valley Water District is the lead agency and the Board of Directors will consider the above described project on December 9, 2014 at the water district Headquarters Board Room (5700 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118). The documents are also available for review at the water dstrict's Headquarters building from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through December 9, 2014.

Contact: Erika Carpenter, 408-630-2729

Project Santa Clara Valley Water District Coyote Ridge Preserve Long Term Management Plan
Document
Description

The proposed Long Term Management Plan identifies site improvements and long-term management goals for the Coyote Ridge Preserve. The overall goal for long-term management of the Coyote Ridge Preserve is to ensure the long-term viability of the Preserve’s conservation values. This goal will be met through routine monitoring and management of the conditions that support the Preserve’s biological resources, by maintaining existing infrastructure and by providing for security and public safety as detailed in the LTMP. The LTMP also identifies a series of site improvements to repair existing infrastructure on roads, culverts, fences and water troughs.

In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) (California Public Resources Code Sections 21000 et seq.) and CEQA Guidelines (Title 14, California Code of Regulations, Sections 15000 et seq.), an Initial Study (IS) was prepared for the proposed project to evaluate potential environmental impacts. Based on the IS, it has been determined that a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) is the appropriate level of review.

Comments on the Draft IS/MND were received during the public review and comment period (September 5 – October 6, 2014) and they have been considered and/or addressed in the Final IS/MND. Revisions in the form of strikethrough and underline are shown in the Final IS/MND.

This is to advise that the Santa Clara Valley Water District is the lead agency and the Board of Directors will consider the above described project on December 9, 2014 at the water district Headquarters Board Room (5700 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118). The documents are also available for review at the water dstrict's Headquarters building from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through December 9, 2014.

Contact: Erika Carpenter, 408-630-2729

Project Santa Clara Valley Water District California Aqueduct Reverse Flow
Final Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration
Document
Description

The proposed project consists of installation, operation, and maintenance of temporary pump stations to reverse flow of water along the California Aqueduct. The proposed project would enable delivery of a portion of Santa Clara Valley Water District’s banking withdrawals from Semitropic Water Storage District. The proposed project is located at check structures 15, 18, 20, and 22 along the California Aqueduct in the central San Joaquin Valley, in Fresno and Kings Counties.

In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) (California Public Resources Code Sections 21000 et seq.) and CEQA Guidelines (Title 14, California Code of Regulations, Sections 15000 et seq.), an Initial Study (IS) was prepared for the proposed project to evaluate potential environmental impacts. Based on the IS, it has been determined that a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) is the appropriate level of review.

Comments on the Draft IS/MND were received during the public review and comment period (Aug. 27 – Sept. 27, 2014) and they have been considered and/or addressed in the Final IS/MND. Revisions in the form of strikethrough and underline are shown in the Final IS/MND.

This is to advise that the Santa Clara Valley Water District (District) is the lead agency and approved the above described project on October 14, 2014. The Final IS/MND will also be available at the District Headquarters Building (5700 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through November 14, 2014.

Contact: Elise Latedjou-Durand, 408-630-3205
 

Project

Santa Clara Valley Water District Upper Penitencia Creek Property Acquisition and Long Term Management Plan

Review Period Sept. 19, 2014 – Oct. 20, 2014
Documents
Description

The proposed project includes the purchase of the Upper Penitencia Creek Property (Property) from the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority (OSA) and adoption of a Long Term Management Plan (LTMP). Acquisition of the property is mitigation in perpetuity for impacts associated with the SCVWD’s 2002 Multi-Year Stream Maintenance Program. The LTMP identifies site improvements and long term management goals for the Property. The overall goal for long-term management of the Upper Penitencia Creek Property is to ensure the long term viability of the conservation values of the Property. This goal would be met through routine monitoring and management of the conditions that support the biological resources of the Property, by maintaining existing infrastructure and by providing for security and public safety as detailed in the LTMP. The LTMP also identifies a series of initial site improvements to repair existing unimproved roads, a water trough, and repair of a gully.

The Draft Initial Study and MND will be available for public review from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the water district's Headquarters Building, 5700 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118 for a 30-day review period starting on Friday, September 19, 2014. A copy of the Draft MND will also be available at the Alum Rock Public Library reference desk at 3090 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose, California 95127. The public comment period on the Draft MND closes at 5 p.m. on Monday, October 20, 2014.

Comments on the Draft MND should be submitted via mail or electronically, by 5 p.m. on Monday, October 20, 2014, to:

Santa Clara Valley Water District
Erika Carpenter, Environmental Planner
5750 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95118
ecarpenter@valleywater.org

Contact: Erika Carpenter, 408-630-2729, Santa Clara Valley Water District, 5750 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118

Project

Geotechnical and Geologic Investigations for the Anderson Dam Seismic Retrofit Project – Phase 1B

Review Period Sept. 19, 2014 – Oct. 20, 2014
Documents

Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration
Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration (Draft MND)

Description

The proposed project consists of temporary geotechnical and geologic investigations in areas adjacent to Anderson Dam. These investigations are in support of the Anderson Dam Seismic Retrofit Project, which is being proposed by the Santa Clara Valley Water District. Investigation activities would include construction and inspection of 11 borings, six trenches, and one test pit.

The Draft MND will be available for public review from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the water district's Headquarters Building, 5700 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118, starting Friday, September 19, 2014. A copy of the Draft MND will also be available at the Morgan Hill Library reference desk, 600 West Main Avenue, Morgan Hill, CA 95037. The public comment period on the Draft MND closes at 5 p.m. on Monday, October 20, 2014.

Comments on the Draft MND should be submitted via mail or electronically, by 5 p.m. on October 20, 2014, to:

Santa Clara Valley Water District
Attention: Liza McNulty
5750 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95118
lmcnulty@valleywater.org

Contact: Liza McNulty, 408-630-2562, Santa Clara Valley Water District, 5750 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118