Project Update to the Community
The Santa Clara Valley Water District will be hosting a community meeting on the Anderson Dam Seismic Retrofit Project, to provide an update on recent findings, a modified project approach, an update on project status and schedule, and topics related to dam safety performance.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
6 to 8:30 p.m.
Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center, Hiram Room
17000 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill, CA
In 2011, a seismic study on Anderson Dam showed that a large earthquake on the Calaveras Fault or the Coyote Creek Fault could potentially cause significant damage to the dam. This resulted in the Santa Clara Valley Water District initiating the Anderson Dam Seismic Retrofit Project in 2012. It is currently in the design phase.
New findings have modified the project scope to include: replacing the existing outlet pipe that runs below the dam to improve capacity and reliability, increasing the wall height of the concrete spillway, and increasing the height of the dam crest to provide more freeboard for larger storms’ runoff.
Speakers (Subject to Change)
Hon. John Varela, Chair, Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors and District 1 representative
Hemang Desai, Dam Safety Program Manager, Santa Clara Valley Water District
Katherine Oven, Deputy Operating Officer, Water Utility Capital Division, Santa Clara Valley Water District