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Priority E: Provide Flood Protection to Homes, Businesses, Schools and Highways

Flood protection measures under Priority E include capital construction projects, studies of flood prone areas, maintenance of existing flood protection channels and improvements to emergency planning for flood response.

Flood protection capital projects are prioritized to protect the largest number of people, homes and businesses, as well as safeguard the highways, streets, public transportation and business centers that people depend on for their livelihoods. All the construction projects under Priority E are undertaken in partnership with the federal government, and will require federal funding in addition to local funding to complete the preferred scope. Should federal funding become scarce, a reduced scope would be implemented, as described in the individual project summaries.

Whenever possible, Valley Water also leverages funds from the state, local municipalities and other stakeholders.

Project E1: Coyote Creek Flood Protection

Project E2: Sunnyvale East and West Channels Flood Protection

Project E3: Lower Berryessa Creek Flood Protection (Phase 3)

Project E4: Upper Penitencia Creek Flood Protection

Project E5: San Francisquito Creek Flood Protection

Project E6: Upper Llagas Creek Flood Protection

Project E7: San Francisco Bay Shoreline Protection

Project E8: Upper Guadalupe River Flood Protection