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Lower Llagas Creek Capacity Restoration Project

Brief description:

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The Lower Llagas Creek Capacity Restoration Project in the City of Gilroy and the County of Santa Clara will address habitat protection, develop maintenance guidelines and restore the previous design capacity of Lower Llagas Creek.

It will maintain flood protection to residents, businesses, agriculture lands and the South County Regional Wastewater Authority along Lower Llagas Creek. The project extends approximately seven miles from Buena Vista Avenue downstream to the creek’s confluence with the Pajaro River.

The project is in the planning phase. We will continue to work with the community throughout the project to identify the most suitable conceptual alternatives and to meet the critical flood protection needs for the City of Gilroy and Santa Clara County.

Public meetings:
The Santa Clara Valley Water District held a public meeting regarding the proposed Lower Llagas Creek Capacity Restoration Project. The meeting updated attendees on the project and seeked their input on its conceptual alternatives.

Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 (PDF)
Gilroy Senior Center, Main Hall
7371 Hanna Street, Gilroy, CA  95020
 

Powerpoint presentation 

Project goals:
The project goals are to:

• Evaluate the current flood risk in the area surrounding the project versus the design level flood risk.

• Develop options to provide flood protection for Lower Llagas Creek Reach 2 beyond the Soap Lake Floodplain in accordance with FEMA criteria.

• Identify opportunities for environmental restoration and corridor preservation.

Project contact:
For more information about this project, contact Bill Springer, Project Manager, Santa Clara Valley Water District, at (408) 265-2607, ext. 2259.

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