US Army Corps of Engineers
San Francisco District

San Francisquito Creek, Section 205

SAN FRANCISQUITO CREEK

INVESTIGATIONS

PROJECT LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION

The San Francisquito Creek watershed encompasses an area of approximately 40 square miles, extending from the ridge of the Santa Cruz Mountains to San Francisco Bay. San Francisquito Creek starts at the base of Searsville Dam in Stanford University and flows into San Francisco Bay about 2.5 miles south of the Dumbarton Bridge. San Francisquito Creek has an inadequate carrying capacity due to vegetation, sedimentation, land subsidence, levee settlement, and erosion. Creek flooding affects the City of Menlo Park in San Mateo County and the cities of Palo Alto and East Palo Alto in Santa Clara County. 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 damage. After the floods, the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority (SFCJPA) was formed to pursue flood-control and restoration opportunities in the area. Preliminary coastal flood risk analysis and economic damage assessment indicate a significant risk to tidal communities from coastal flooding.

TOTAL FUNDING

 



 

TOTAL COST

$7,620,000

FEDERAL COST

$3,888,000

NON-FEDERAL COST

$3,732,000



 

TOTAL FEDERAL COST THROUGH FY 2012

$1,521,000 

ARRA FUNDS

$0

FY 2013 BUDGET

$0

COST TO COMPLETE

$2,367,000

FY 12 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Initiate the full risk and uncertainty coastal flood risk analysis for San Mateo County..
  • Continue final reviews of environmental and plan formulation documentation in preparation for the Feasibility Scoping Meeting (FSM).

FY 13 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • The following activities are based on the availability of funds:
  • Complete the risk and uncertainty analysis and hold FSM.
  • Initiate technical development and comparison of alternatives.
  • Initiate the EIS.

ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATION

  • The SFCJPA is the Non-Federal Sponsor (NFS).
  • This project did not receive funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
  • Members of the SFCJPA include the cities of East Palo Alto, Palo Alto, and Menlo Park; the San Mateo County Flood Control District; and the Santa Clara Valley Water District.
  • The NFS is accelerating their cost share to  continue progress on the Feasibility study.

CONGRESSIONAL INTEREST

  • 12th District, Rep. Jackie Speier
  • 14th District, Rep. Anna Eshoo

POINTS OF CONTACT

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

Updated on 29 February 2012

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Contact

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