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Upper Penitencia Creek

UPPER PENITENCIA CREEK

INVESTIGATIONS

PROJECT LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION

Upper Penitencia Creek is located in the City of San Jose, Santa Clara County, California. The project is intended to reduce flood damage in San Jose and Milpitas. Alternatives under consideration for this 3.6-mile reach include a combination of flood-proofing at the upstream limit, levees, floodwalls, and bypass channels.

 

TOTAL FUNDING

 

TOTAL COST

                $     10,800,000

FEDERAL COST

                $      5,500,000

NON-FEDERAL COST

                $      5,300,000

 

 

TOTAL FEDERAL COST THROUGH FY 2020

                $      4,643,913

FY 2021 BUDGET

                $               TBD

COST TO COMPLETE

                $      1,200,000

 

FY 20 AND FY 21 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Confirm whether to terminate study.

ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATION

  • The Santa Clara Valley Water District is the Non-Federal Sponsor (NFS).
  • Alternatives Milestone held Feb 2014, but was not successful because NFS introduced new goal of incorporating Eco-restoration purpose, and their stated decision not to select a plan that could lead to releasing their water rights and storage capacity. Not possible to incorporate additional purpose with original funding and schedule, and a 3x3x3 compliance memo was not completed after the team assessed that ecosystem restoration opportunities were limited.

CONGRESSIONAL INTEREST

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

POINT OF CONTACT

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

Updated on 22 January 2020

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Contact

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