* Final General Reevaluation Report and Integrated Environmental Assessment (GRR/EA) Main Report - February 2019 (PDF)
PROJECT LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION
The Pajaro River Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study is evaluating alternatives to address flooding along the Pajaro River and tributaries in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties, CA. Flooding has resulted in substantial damages in the Town of Pajaro and the City of Watsonville and surrounding agricultural areas. Economic damages from the 1995 flood are estimated at between $50 and $95 million. The original project was completed in 1949 and no longer provides the designed level of protection. Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties mobilized emergency flood fighting efforts during a rainfall event in 2017 to ensure the integrity of the levees. The damages that resulted from the 2017 storms were repaired in 2018 via the PL 84-99 authority. The current recommended plan would provide 1% ACE level of protection for the City of Watsonville and the Town of Pajaro (including adjacent agricultural areas) and 4% ACE level of protection for the Orchard Park and Interlaken neighborhoods (including adjacent agricultural areas).
TOTAL FEDERAL COST THROUGH FY 2020
FY 2021 BUDGET
COST TO COMPLETE
1 Costs only include PED, not GI feasibility phase, or CG construction phase.
FY 20 ACCOMPLISHMENTS
FY 21 ACCOMPLISHMENTS
ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATION
POINT OF CONTACT
Updated on 18 February 2020
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