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Traffic/Trail Impacts

Traffic Impact graphicFrom time to time our construction and maintenance projects require temporary road or lane closures, trail closures or similar impacts to vehicular or pedestrian traffic. Current and planned impacts will be noticed here.


  • Stevens Creek Trail temporarily closed due to bank erosion
    The recent storms caused bank erosion along Stevens Creek in Mountain View and the adjacent trail has been temporarily closed for the public’s safety between Yuba Drive to north of El Camino Real.

    The Santa Clara Valley Water District is working with the City of Mountain View on measures that can be taken to address the erosion, and ultimately re-open the trail once it has been repaired. District geotechnical engineers are reviewing the site and will provide analysis which will help inform next steps, including repair alternatives and timing.

    We urge residents and trail users to watch for trail detour signs and take caution when using creekside trails, especially during heavy storm events.

    Please report downed trees in creeks or other creek blockages to the water district’s watershed hotline (408) 630-2378 or use the Access Valley Water online reporting system at

    For additional storm information and resources, visit

  • For trail impacts related to the San Francisquito Creek Flood Protection Project in Palo Alto and East Palo Alto, contact Kristen Yasukawa at 408-630-2876.

Fuel Abatement and Fire Suppression Work
The Santa Clara Valley Water District is conducting annual fuel abatement and fire suppression work along stream channels, levees and other areas it oversees. The work includes mowing existing vegetation to ensure compliance with the Santa Clara County Fire Marshal.

As some of the work requires access to public trails, trails will be closed for short periods of time for public safety. The water district coordinates with the appropriate municipalities through joint use agreements to ensure those jurisdictions know of the planned work.

Dates and times shown below are subject to change.

  • No trails currently closed           

For more information on trail closures, fuel abatement and fire suppression work, please contact Terri Gross at 408-630-3871.