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Dear community members,
Thank you for your participation in recent public meetings and for providing comments regarding potential San Francisquito Creek projects to reduce the flood threat upstream (west) of Highway 101. We are at an early stage in the development of these projects. Over the next six months, the SFCJPA’s Environmental Impact Report (EIR) will analyze the impacts of various project elements alone and in conjunction with one another. Your comments at the public meetings, and the phone calls and e-mails we have received, will influence the process and products as we move forward.
Going forward, with your input, we will continue to analyze the feasibility and environmental impacts of projects to provide flood protection up to the 1998 event (replacing bridges and removing channel bottlenecks). We will also study options for potential future projects that provide greater protection against a 100-year flood and reduce the escalating financial burden of flood insurance. We will analyze the relationship between these projects and confirm that bridge designs take advantage of opportunities to reduce the potential 100-year flood threat while minimizing environmental impacts.
The EIR will study a range of alternatives, and no decisions have been made regarding bridge alternatives or options related to 100-year protection. The EIR will take into account all public comments, including those received before and during the official public comment period, which will occur when the Draft EIR is released later this year.
These projects will be built for and by our communities. To learn more and to provide comments, join us at a monthly Board meeting or other meeting listed below, visit here for updates, or contact us by phone, mail, or e-mail at the addresses on our Contact page. We appreciate your input.
The JPA is planning and designing several projects that take a comprehensive approach to providing flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and recreational enhancement.
The SFCJPA Board meets frequently throughout the year, and agency staff host and participate in discussions with community groups, city councils, and others. Please join us at a meeting listed below:
The links below will give you a better perspective on the Watershed, our place in it, and opportunities to get involved to appreciate and improve this incredible natural resource.
The SFCJPA and its partners produce a wealth of information on all aspects of the watershed and our plans to improve it. To learn more, click on one of the links below.