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Lower Llagas Creek Capacity Restoration Project

Brief description:

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The Lower Llagas Creek Capacity Restoration Project in the City of Gilroy and the County of Santa Clara will address habitat protection, develop maintenance guidelines and restore the previous design capacity of Lower Llagas Creek.

It will maintain flood protection to residents, businesses, agriculture lands and the South County Regional Wastewater Authority along Lower Llagas Creek. The project extends approximately seven miles from Buena Vista Avenue downstream to the creek’s confluence with the Pajaro River.

The project is in the planning phase but is currently on-hold. Once the projects restarts, we will continue to work with the community throughout the project to identify the most suitable conceptual alternatives and to meet the critical flood protection needs for the City of Gilroy and Santa Clara County.

Project goals:
The project goals are to:

• Evaluate the current flood risk in the area surrounding the project versus the design level flood risk.

• Develop options to provide flood protection for Lower Llagas Creek Reach 2 beyond the Soap Lake Floodplain in accordance with FEMA criteria.

• Identify opportunities for environmental restoration and corridor preservation.

Project contact:
For more information about this project, contact Stephen Ferranti, Capital Engineering Manager, Santa Clara Valley Water District, at (408) 630-2677.

You can also use Access Valley Water to submit questions, complaints or compliments directly from your computer to a water district staff person who can help you. Click on the "Projects planned for my neighborhood" tab and select
"Lower Llagas Creek Capacity Restoration Project".

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