Public review documents and reports related to the Upper Llagas Creek Flood Protection Project are listed below.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement Upper Llagas Creek Project (December 2015)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), San Francisco District, has received a permit application for a Department of the Army permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1344) and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act (33 U.S.C. 403) from the Santa Clara Valley Water District to construct flood conveyance features and to deepen and widen Upper Llagas Creek (Proposed Action). As part of the permit process, the Corps is evaluating the environmental effects associated with construction and implementation of these flood protection measures within the communities of Morgan Hill, San Martin, and Gilroy. The primary federal involvement associated with the Proposed Action is the discharge of fill material within federal jurisdictional areas and Waters of the United States and work within Navigable Waters of the United States.
Because the Proposed Action could have potential significant effects on the human environment, the Corps has prepared a Draft EIS in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to render a final decision on the Santa Clara Valley Water District’s permit application. The Corps currently expects the Draft EIS to be made available to the public in December 2015. A public meeting will be held, January 20, 2016 at the Morgan Hill Community Center during the public comment period for the Draft EIS. Written and verbal comments will be accepted at the meeting. A full copy of the DEIS is available at the USACE website listed below.
Final Draft Environmental Impact Report- FEIR (May 2014)
Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act, the Water District, as the lead agency for the Project, has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) to evaluate environmental impacts of the proposed Project. The FEIR includes changes made to the Draft Environmental Impact Report based on comments received for the public and a response to all comments on the Draft EIR.
The Final EIR was considered by the Board of Directors at the meeting of June 10, 2014 as part of Board consideration in approving the Project. The Final EIR was certified by the Board, allowing the Project to move forward past this critical milestone.
The FEIR can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:
Final Environmental Impact Report
Draft Environmental Impact Report - DEIR (January 2014)
Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act, the Water District, as the lead agency for the Project, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) to evaluate environmental impacts of the proposed Project. The DEIR identified potentially significant environmental impacts associated with geology and soils, hydrology and water quality, mineral resources, botanical resources, wildlife resources, aquatic resources, agricultural and forest resources, cultural resources, air quality and greenhouse gases, noise, utilities and public services, recreation resources, and hazards and hazardous materials. The majority of impacts were determined to be less than significant after the implementation of mitigation measures proposed for the Project.
The DEIR was circulated to local, state, and federal agencies responsible for Project approval or permitting for a 45-day review period for comment.
The chapters of the DEIR can be downloaded by clicking on the links below:
TOCs_Summary_ 1 Introduction
2 Description of Alternatives
3 Affected Environment (3.1 to 3.5)
3 Affected Environment (3.6 to 3.11)
3 Affected Environment (3.12 to 3.19)
4 CEQA Considerations_5 Agency Consultation and Public Outreach_ 6 Preparers_ 7 Referrences
Appendices A -E