Reach 12 is in the most southerly reach of the Upper Guadalupe River Flood Protection Project, extending from Branham Lane to Blossom Hill Road.
The district is working with the US Army Corps of Engineers to restore habitat along Guadalupe River from Branham Lane to Blossom Hill Road, a project that will improve habitat for native fish by establishing native vegetation and trees along the river. Though the reach has enough water carrying capacity and is not prone to major flooding, it has available land to create additional habitat along the river corridor that can offset the loss of habitat areas further downstream, where widening of the river for the overall flood protection project must occur.
For more information on this project as it relates to funding from the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Plan, click here.
(March 27, 2014)
The corps and the water district will hold a public meeting Thursday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the San Jose Public Library, 4270 Pearl Avenue to present the project's design features and review construction schedule. The meeting will also inform the community about the area's vegetation plantings, instream wood structures and gravel placement for fish and location of maintenance roads. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall and last about two years.
For more information, contact Ngoc Nguyen at 408-630-2632.