US Army Corps of Engineers
San Francisco District

Upper Guadalupe River

UPPER GUADALUPE RIVER
CONSTRUCTION

 

PROJECT LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION

The Upper Guadalupe River Construction Project is a flood damage reduction and recreation project located in the City of San Jose, Santa Clara County, California. This project begins at Interstate Highway 280, at the edge of downtown San Jose, and extends south for approximately 5.5 miles, upstream from the Downtown Guadalupe River Project. The proposed project utilizes a combination of bypass channels, floodwalls, and channel widening to achieve flood damage reduction while restoring protected salmonid species habitat.

 

TOTAL FUNDING

 

TOTAL COST

                $ 297,000,000

FEDERAL COST

                $ 192,000,000

NON-FEDERAL COST

                $ 105,000,000
   

TOTAL FEDERAL COST THROUGH FY 2019

                $  25,000,000
FY 2020 BUDGET*                 $       600,000

COST TO COMPLETE
*Capability

                $166,400,000

 

FY 19 AND FY 20 ACCOMPLISHMENTS (based on the availability of funds)

  • Complete O&M Manual for turnover of Reaches 10B & 12 to non-Federal Sponsor (NFS).
  • Revisit plans for Reaches 7&8 due to excessively high velocities and determine new approach.
  • Complete total project cost summary and benefit-cost ratio update.

ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATION

  • The Santa Clara Valley Water District is the NFS.
  • The Locally Preferred Plan (LPP) is being fully cost-shared, per WRDA 2007.
  • Project has not been funded for construction in the President’s Budget for many years, since OMB does not support full Federal cost-sharing of the LPP. However, funding has been provided in recent Work Plans.
  • Project construction schedule must be spread out of a minimum of 9 years due to NMFS requirement to limit stream temperature impacts to endangered salmonid species. Construction work within the stream bank is limited to June 1 through October 15.   
  • The plans for Reaches 7+8 require revision due to high velocity and DQC modeling data.
  • 2-D modeling and new data show increased costs effecting TPCS and BCR.

CONGRESSIONAL INTEREST

  • 17th District, Rep. Ro Khanna
  • 18th District, Rep. Anna Eshoo
  • 19th District, Rep. Zoe Lofgren

POINT OF CONTACT

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

Updated on 31 January 2019

 

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Contact

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