San Francisquito Creek, Section 205

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAN FRANCISQUITO CREEK, CALIFORNIA
CONTINUING AUTHORITIES PROGRAM, SECTION 205

PROJECT LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION

San Francisquito Creek is in the northern portion of Santa Clara County, and in southern San Mateo County, in northern California, about 22 miles south of San Francisco. Flooding on the creek affects the cities of Menlo Park and East Palo Alto in San Mateo County, and Palo Alto in Santa Clara County.  San Francisquito Creek starts at the base of Searsville Dam at Stanford University and flows into the San Francisco Bay about 2.5 miles south of the Dumbarton Bridge. As a result of record rainfall in February 1998, San Francisquito Creek overtopped its banks, affecting approximately 1,700 residential and commercial structures and causing more than $26.6 million in property damages. The study will evaluate plans to help alleviate flooding.

            TOTAL FUNDING

            TOTAL COST                                                                           $   15,468,000

            FEDERAL COST                                                                       $     9,900,000

            NON-FEDERAL COST                                                             $     5,568,000

 

            TOTAL FEDERAL COST THROUGH FY 2022                        $       640,000

            FY 2023 BUDGET                                                                    $       0   

            COST TO COMPLETE                                                              $     9,260,000

FY 22 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Tentatively Selected Plan Milestone

FY23 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Continue to work towards a Final Director’s Report

ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATION

This study was converted from General Investigations (GI) to CAP Section 205. A feasibility study for San Francisquito Creek was initiated in 2005, in accordance with the Flood Control Act of 1941, P.L. 77-228, 55 Stat. 638 (July 24, 1941). The tentatively selected plan was identified in October 2018 and included widening sections of the channel and replacing the Pope Chaucer Street Bridge in Reach 2. The project cost of the tentatively selected plan was found to potentially fit within the federal cost limit for CAP Section 205 ($10 million Fed, cost shared 65% / 35%). The study was converted to CAP Section 205 in June 2021 and the study team will continue the feasibility level analysis in partnership with the SFCJPA.

CONGRESSIONAL INTEREST­

  • 15th District, Rep. Kevin Mullin
  • 16th District, Rep. Anna Eshoo

POINT OF CONTACT

  • Deputy for Project Management, (415) 503-6593.

Updated on 14 February 2023

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