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Pajaro River

PAJARO RIVER

INVESTIGATIONS

* Final General Reevaluation Report and Integrated Environmental Assessment (GRR/EA) Main Report - February 2019 (PDF)
 

Appendix A: Plan Formulation Appendix B: Civil Design ATR
Appendix C: Real Estate Plan  Appendix D: Hydraulics
Appendix E: Environmental Appendix F: Place Holder
Appendix G: Cost Engineering Appendix H: Public Comments
Appendix I: Cultural Resources Appendix: Economics
Appendix K: OSE Appendix L: Climate Assessment


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 FUNDING1

 

TOTAL COST

 $   7,100,00

FEDERAL COST

 $   4,615,000

NON-FEDERAL COST

 $   2,485,000

 

TOTAL FEDERAL COST THROUGH FY 2020

 $   1,800,000

FY 2021 BUDGET

COST TO COMPLETE

 $   0

  $   2,815,000         

1 Costs only include PED, not GI feasibility phase, or CG construction phase.

 

 

FY 20 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Director’s Report signed Dec 2019
  • Execute Design Agreement, utilizing $1.8M received in FY20 Work Plan
  • Commence design efforts for first construction contract

FY 21 ACCOMPLISHMENTS 

  • Continue design efforts for first construction contract

ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATION

  • The Counties of Santa Cruz and Monterey are the Non-Federal Sponsors. (NFS).
  • The project is authorized for construction by the FCA 1966 § 203, P.L. 89-789.

CONGRESSIONAL INTEREST

  • 20th District, Rep. Jimmy Panetta

POINT OF CONTACT

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

Updated on 18 February 2020

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Contact

General Questions
415-503-6702
1455 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103