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Nov. 4, 2021

Upper Guadalupe River

UPPER GUADALUPE RIVER
CONSTRUCTION

NEPA SCOPING MEETING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

* USACE is currently holding a public comment period for NEPA scoping for this study. Click HERE for the study fact sheet. USACE requests public comments, including any suggested alternatives, information, or analyses proposed for consideration, to be submitted by July 31, 2021. 
* Written comments may be emailed to UpperGuadalupe@usace.army.mil or mailed to: Ms. Anne Baker, 450 Golden Gate Ave, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102.
* In addition, there will be an opportunity to submit comments during a USACE/Valley Water-led virtual public meeting on Wednesday, July 14, 6-7:30 p.m. Click HERE for details. 

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. In FY20, the workplan funded a General Re-evaluation Report to reformulate the project to determine if there is a Federal interest.

 

TOTAL FUNDING

 

TOTAL COST

                $ 297,000,000

FEDERAL COST

                $ 192,000,000

NON-FEDERAL COST

                $ 105,000,000
   

TOTAL FEDERAL COST THROUGH FY 2020

                $ 26,500,000
FY 2021 BUDGET                 $                   0

COST TO COMPLETE
 

                $                   0

FY 20 AND FY 21 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 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 for Construction Project.
  • Work is underway to support the effort for the new GRR under the Investigations Appropriation

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 06 April 2021

 

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Contact

Projects & Planning General Info
415-503-3674
450 Golden Gate
San Francisco, CA 94102