US Army Corps of Engineers
San Francisco District

Pajaro River Basin Study

PAJARO RIVER BASIN STUDY
INVESTIGATIONS

PROJECT LOCATION AND Description

This project is a study in the Pajaro River watershed that includes the Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito counties of California. The initial study will focus on flood protection; ecosystem restoration; other purposes such as recreation and water supply for San Benito Creek; and downstream impacts to the Pajaro River.

TOTAL FUNDING

 

 

 

TOTAL COST

                     $     5,125,000

FEDERAL COST

                     $     2,625,000

NON-FEDERAL COST

                     $     2,500,000

 

 

TOTAL FEDERAL COST THROUGH FY 2014

                     $       119,000

ARRA FUNDING

                     $                 0

FY 2015 BUDGET

                     $                 0

COST TO COMPLETE

                     $     2,506,000

 FY 14 accomplishments

  • No work was planned for FY 14 due to the lack of federal funding.  

Fy 15 accomplishments (based on the availability of funds)

  • Negotiate the study scope, cost, and schedule with the Non-Federal Sponsor (NFS).
  • Execute a Federal Cost Share Agreement (FCSA).
  • After the FCSA is signed, the Corps will begin data collection and identify watershed problems and potential solutions.

ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATION

  • The Pajaro Watershed Flood Prevention Agency has been identified as the NFS.
  • This project did not receive funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), Title IV, Pub. L. No. 111-5, 123 Stat. 115, Feb. 17, 2009.
  • A Reconnaissance Study was completed in January 2002, indicating a strong Federal interest in developing a watershed Feasibility Study (FS). 
  • The potential NFS, which is a technical committee representing the four counties affected by the study, submitted a Letter of Intent to support the FS in February 2008.
  • Lacking federal funds, the development of a Project Management Plan (PMP) and ultimate execution of the FCSA cannot begin.

CONGRESSIONAL INTEREST

  • 10th District, Rep. Jeff Denham
  • 16th District, Rep. Jim Costa
  • 19th District, Rep. Zoe Lofgren
  • 20th District, Rep. Sam Farr 

POINT OF CONTACT

  • Deputy for Project Management, Arijs A. Rakstins, (415) 503-6720

Updated on 16 April 2014

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Contact

General Questions
415-503-6708
450 Golden Gate
San Francisco, CA 94102