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Public Review Documents

The following documents are subject to public review.  Please feel free to download these documents.  Pay special  attention to the review period for each document.  If you would like to submit comments, send an email to the project manager noted for each project.

Project 2017 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan
Review Period Monday Oct. 16, 2017 to Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
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Description

The Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD) is currently in the process of updating its Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). Your feedback is important to this plan. Hazard Mitigation planning is the process through which hazards that threaten communities are identified, likely impacts of those hazards are determined, mitigation goals are set, and appropriate strategies to lessen impacts are determined, prioritized, and implemented. By planning ahead for what COULD happen, we hope to save lives and reduce property damage if something does happen.

Comments on the 2017 Draft LHMP should be submitted via mail or electronically, by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 to:

Santa Clara Valley Water District
Attention: Donna Germany, Office of Emergency Services
5750 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, California 95118

Copies of the 2017 LHMP Public Review Draft are also available in our offices at 5750 Almaden Expressway, San Jose.

Contact:

Submit questions or comments electronically at LHMP@valleywater.org 

 

Project Pacheco Reservoir Expansion Project Initial Study and Notice of Preparation
Review Period Friday Aug. 11, 2017 to Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
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Description

This Initial Study and Notice of Preparation (NOP) has been prepared by the Santa Clara Valley
Water District (SCVWD) as part of the Pacheco Reservoir Expansion Project (Project) to
evaluate the potential physical, biological and cultural impacts of expanding the existing
Pacheco Reservoir. The Project is being conducted consistent with the California Environmental
Quality Act (CEQA), and other pertinent federal, state, and local laws and policies. SCVWD is
serving as the lead agency for compliance with CEQA.

The project includes construction and operation of a new dam and reservoir, pump station, conveyance facilities, and related miscellaneous infrastructure (e.g., access roads). The new dam and reservoir would be constructed on Pacheco Creek 0.5 mile upstream from the existing North Fork Dam, and would inundate most of the existing Pacheco Reservoir. The proposed total storage for the new reservoir is 141.6 TAF, with an active storage of 140.8 TAF. Water will be collected in the new reservoir during the winter months from runoff from the local watershed area, and diversion of CVP supplies from Pacheco Pipeline, when needed.

Comment Period Extended: Comments on the NOP should be submitted via mail or electronically, by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, to:

Santa Clara Valley Water District
Attention: Melih Ozbilgin
5750 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95118

Contact: For information on the project, mozbilgin@valleywater.org, 408-630-2725

Project Main and Madrone Pipeline Restoration Project Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration
 


UPDATED 5/25/2017

Review Period Wednesday, March 1, 2017 to Friday, March 31, 2017
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Description

The proposed project includes the replacement of the Main Avenue and Madrone Pipelines outside the City of Morgan Hill with larger pipelines to restore their full operational capacity and to convey adequate flows to meet future sub-basin groundwater recharge requirements in the Llagas groundwater subbasin. The proposed project would be implemented along three major segments as described below

  • Segment 1 (Main Avenue Pipeline): 2,800 linear feet of 16-inch diameter pipe from the Anderson Reservoir outlet to the Cochrane Road and Half Road intersection will be replaced with 36-inch pipe
  • Segment 2 (Main Avenue Pipeline): 4,860 linear feet of 16-inch, 18-inch, and 24-inch diameter pipe from the Cochrane Road and Half Road intersection to the Main Avenue Percolation Ponds will be replaced with 30-inch pipe.
  • Segment 3 (Madrone Pipeline): 6,300 linear feet of 24-inch diameter and 30-inch diameter pipe from the Cochrane Road and Half Road intersection to the Madrone Channel will be replaced with 30-inch pipe.

In addition, underground utility vaults would be constructed at the end of the pipelines; the existing discharge pipes at the Main Avenue ponds and the Madrone Channel would be upgraded to include an energy dissipater; and an existing chemical feed station on Cochrane Road would be demolished and reconstructed north of Main Avenue near the Main Avenue turnout. The chemical feed station would be approximately 299 square feet. The proposed project would include restoring the roads once construction activities are complete.

The Draft MND will be available for public review from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the District Headquarters Building (5700 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118) starting Wednesday, March 1, 2017 and ending on Friday, March 31, 2017. A copy of the Draft MND will also be available at the Morgan Hill Public Library reference desk at 660 West Main Avenue, Morgan Hill, California 95037.

Comments on the Draft MND should be submitted via mail or electronically, by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017, to:

Santa Clara Valley Water District
Attention: Erika Carpenter, Environmental Planner
5750 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95118

Contact: For information on the project, Erika Carpenter, 408-630-2729