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Potential project elements to provide flood protection, ecosystem restoration and recreation upstream of Highway 101. After introducing the project in 2013, we incorporated community feedback and conducted additional analysis and now propose to evaluate five alternatives for a Draft EIR to be completed in 2017.
Please review the official Draft EIR notice and attend one of three meetings to discuss the project’s objectives, the environmental issues of concern, and the alternatives that we should analyze in the EIR. These meetings are on:
• January 18 joint meeting with Corps of Engineers—see banner below
• January 26, 7:00 PM, East Palo Alto City Hall 1st floor, 2415 University Ave.
• January 31, 7:00 PM, Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium, 1313 Newell Rd.
Another storm is forecast through January 22, and the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Bay Area for that day. We encourage you to follow news reports and visit our early warning website sfcjpa.org/floodwarning to monitor the forecast, SIGN UP FOR FLOOD ALERTS, and see a searchable Google map of areas at risk of flooding during a storm.
To learn about what we have done and what you should do to be prepared for potential flooding, please watch a video of a community meeting with useful information and read a winter preparedness brochure sent to thousands of properties last winter. If you would like to place sandbags on your property, here is a map of local sandbag stations.
Our Strategy to Advance Flood protection, Ecosystems and Recreation along the Bay (SAFER Bay project) will evaluate infrastructure alternatives to protect Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, and Palo Alto against extreme tides with sea level rise, and enhance shoreline habitat and trails.
CLICK HERE to read the October 2016 Feasibility Report of project objectives, approach, and findings for East Palo Alto and Menlo Park. Contact us to receive the Report’s appendices by e-mail and to let us know what you think. A similar study of alternatives to protect and enhance Palo Alto will be completed in early 2017. On DECEMBER 6th at 7PM at the MENLO PARK CITY COUNCIL, we will continue the process of gathering public input before we begin to design and develop an EIR of the alternatives. To learn more about the project, please contact us and see a March 5, 2014 weekly Almanac cover story on this project.
Upcoming meetings on Jan. 26: Board meeting in Menlo Park at 4 PM and Upstream of Hwy. 101 EIR in EPA
The SFCJPA is an independent regional government agency founded by three cities and two countywide agencies divided by San Francisquito Creek and united by its watershed and floodplain. We lead projects along the creek and S.F. Bay that reduce a proven flood threat, enhance ecosystems and recreational opportunities, and connect our communities. We receive funding from the agencies listed below, as well as federal, state and private sources.
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 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.
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.