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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, click on "Access Valley Water" to submit your comments or questions and select the "Public review documents" tab. For directions on how to submit comments, click on the PDF to the right.

Project Santa Clara Valley Water District California Aqueduct Reverse Flow
Final Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration
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Description

The proposed project consists of installation, operation, and maintenance of temporary pump stations to reverse flow of water along the California Aqueduct. The proposed project would enable delivery of a portion of Santa Clara Valley Water District’s banking withdrawals from Semitropic Water Storage District. The proposed project is located at check structures 15, 18, 20, and 22 along the California Aqueduct in the central San Joaquin Valley, in Fresno and Kings Counties.

In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) (California Public Resources Code Sections 21000 et seq.) and CEQA Guidelines (Title 14, California Code of Regulations, Sections 15000 et seq.), an Initial Study (IS) was prepared for the proposed project to evaluate potential environmental impacts. Based on the IS, it has been determined that a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) is the appropriate level of review.

Comments on the Draft IS/MND were received during the public review and comment period (Aug. 27 – Sept. 27, 2014) and they have been considered and/or addressed in the Final IS/MND. Revisions in the form of strikethrough and underline are shown in the Final IS/MND.

This is to advise that the Santa Clara Valley Water District (District) is the lead agency and approved the above described project on October 14, 2014. The Final IS/MND will also be available at the District Headquarters Building (5700 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through November 14, 2014.

Contact: Elise Latedjou-Durand, 408-630-3205

Project Santa Clara Valley Water District California Aqueduct Reverse Flow
Public Hearing Oct. 14, 2014
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Description

The objective of the Santa Clara Valley Water District California Aqueduct Reverse Flow project is to enable delivery of a portion of Santa Clara Valley Water District’s banked supplies from Semitropic Water Storage District. The proposed work is described in the Santa Clara Valley Water District California Aqueduct Reverse Flow Project Engineer’s Report.

Contact: Project Manager Devin Mody, 408-630-2024

 

Project Rinconada Water Treatment Plant Reliability Project
Review Period Sept. 26, 2014 - Nov. 10, 2014  -- EXTENDED TO DEC. 8, 2014

Documents

(UPDATED)

 

  • CEQA Notice of Availability  (NOA) and Public Meeting Notice Set for Oct. 29, 2014, 6:30 pm at the Rinconada Water Treatment Plant located at 400 More Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95032

 

Description

The Santa Clara Valley Water District proposes to improve the existing water treatment train at the aging Rinconada Water Treatment Plant (RWTP) to improve drinking water quality and reliability of operations. The project proposes demolition/removal of many of the existing treatment facilities and processes and reconstruction of a new state-of-the-art water treatment facility within the existing water treatment plant property, while keeping the plant running at all times. The four principal modifications to the RWTP are as follows:

  1. Addition of raw water ozonation facilities and processes;
  2. Replacement of the existing water clarification process/facilities with conventional flocculation and sedimentation processes with plate settlers;
  3. Removal and replacement of the water process filters; and
  4. Increase in plant capacity from 80 million gallons per day (mgd) to a maximum of 100 mgd to provide an increase in peaking capacity for plant reliability.
Contact: Michael F. Coleman, 408-630-3096, Santa Clara Valley Water District, 5750 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA

Project South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Study Phase 1
Review Period Sept. 5, 2014 - Oct. 6, 2014
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South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Study Phase 1

Description

The water district is the lead agency under CEQA for the South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Phase I Study (Project). The California Coastal Conservancy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are partners in developing the Project. The Project would provide protection from tidal flooding with sea level rise to the area between Guadalupe River and Coyote Creek. Once flood protection is provided for the area, the former salt ponds in the area can be restored to tidal wetlands.

Contact: Michael Martin, 408-630-3095, Santa Clara Valley Water District, 5750 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA

 

Project

Santa Clara Valley Water District Upper Penitencia Creek Property Acquisition and Long Term Management Plan

Review Period Sept. 19, 2014 – Oct. 20, 2014
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Description

The proposed project includes the purchase of the Upper Penitencia Creek Property (Property) from the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority (OSA) and adoption of a Long Term Management Plan (LTMP). Acquisition of the property is mitigation in perpetuity for impacts associated with the SCVWD’s 2002 Multi-Year Stream Maintenance Program. The LTMP identifies site improvements and long term management goals for the Property. The overall goal for long-term management of the Upper Penitencia Creek Property is to ensure the long term viability of the conservation values of the Property. This goal would be met through routine monitoring and management of the conditions that support the biological resources of the Property, by maintaining existing infrastructure and by providing for security and public safety as detailed in the LTMP. The LTMP also identifies a series of initial site improvements to repair existing unimproved roads, a water trough, and repair of a gully.

The Draft Initial Study and MND will be available for public review from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the water district's Headquarters Building, 5700 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118 for a 30-day review period starting on Friday, September 19, 2014. A copy of the Draft MND will also be available at the Alum Rock Public Library reference desk at 3090 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose, California 95127. The public comment period on the Draft MND closes at 5 p.m. on Monday, October 20, 2014.

Comments on the Draft MND should be submitted via mail or electronically, by 5 p.m. on Monday, October 20, 2014, to:

Santa Clara Valley Water District
Erika Carpenter, Environmental Planner
5750 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95118
ecarpenter@valleywater.org

Contact: Erika Carpenter, 408-630-2729, Santa Clara Valley Water District, 5750 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118

Project

Geotechnical and Geologic Investigations for the Anderson Dam Seismic Retrofit Project – Phase 1B

Review Period Sept. 19, 2014 – Oct. 20, 2014
Documents

Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration
Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration (Draft MND)

Description

The proposed project consists of temporary geotechnical and geologic investigations in areas adjacent to Anderson Dam. These investigations are in support of the Anderson Dam Seismic Retrofit Project, which is being proposed by the Santa Clara Valley Water District. Investigation activities would include construction and inspection of 11 borings, six trenches, and one test pit.

The Draft MND will be available for public review from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the water district's Headquarters Building, 5700 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118, starting Friday, September 19, 2014. A copy of the Draft MND will also be available at the Morgan Hill Library reference desk, 600 West Main Avenue, Morgan Hill, CA 95037. The public comment period on the Draft MND closes at 5 p.m. on Monday, October 20, 2014.

Comments on the Draft MND should be submitted via mail or electronically, by 5 p.m. on October 20, 2014, to:

Santa Clara Valley Water District
Attention: Liza McNulty
5750 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95118
lmcnulty@valleywater.org

Contact: Liza McNulty, 408-630-2562, Santa Clara Valley Water District, 5750 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118

Project Santa Clara Valley Water District Coyote Ridge Long Term Management Plan
Review Period Aug. 29, 2014 - Sept. 29, 2014
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Description

The proposed Long Term Management Plan identifies site improvements and long term management goals for the Coyote Ridge Preserve. The overall goal for long-term management of the Coyote Ridge Preserve is to ensure the long term viability of the Preserve’s conservation values. This goal will be met through routine monitoring and management of the conditions that support the Preserve’s biological resources, by maintaining existing infrastructure and by providing for security and public safety as detailed in the LTMP. The LTMP also identifies a series of site improvements to repair existing infrastructure on roads, culverts, fences and water troughs.

The Draft MND will be available for public review from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the water district Headquarters Building (5700 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118) starting August 29, 2014. 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. The Draft MND can also be accessed online at: http://www.valleywater.org/PublicReviewDocuments.aspx. The public comment period onthe Draft MND closes at 5 p.m. on September 29, 2014.

Contact: Comments on the Draft MND should be submitted via mail or electronically, by 5 p.m. on September 29, 2014, to:

Comments on the Draft MND should be submitted via mail or electronically, by , to:

Santa Clara Valley Water District
Attention: Tiffany Hernandez
5750 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95118

Contact: Tiffany Hernandez, 408-630-3094

 

Project Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan, Regional General Permit
Review Period for
Notice of Preparation
May 5, 2014 - June 5, 2014
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Description

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District (SF District) posts public notices on its website to announce proposed agency actions, decisions made or under consideration, public hearings, or other activities. The SF District posted the public notice for the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Plan (Habitat Plan) Regional General Permit (RGP) on Monday, May 5, 2014. The 30-day public notice is eight pages and has two tables and one figure. The public comment period closes on 6/5/2014. A public hearing/meeting is not currently planned.

The SF District posted the notice on its website, e-mailed all those on their public notice distribution list for the permit area and will post the notice in local post offices in the Habitat Plan permit area. The Habitat Agency will forward the e-mail to those currently on its public distribution list, and will request that the Co-Permittees post the notice, or a link to the notice, on their respective websites.

The SF District will forward all comments received to the Habitat Agency and Co-Permittees. The Habitat Agency will prepare a form letter acknowledging receipt of comments on the public notice, and will draft responses to comments at the request of the SF District. Depending on the number of agency or public comments, the SF District will prepare to issue the RGP. Assuming the number of comments is small and not substantive, permit issuance could occur within 90 days of the public notice. 
 

Contact: Debra Caldon, Water Resources Planning Unit Manager, Santa Clara Valley Water District, 408-630-3095