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Joint statement from Valley Water, plaintiffs in Coyote Creek flood event litigation

May 21, 2022
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We are pleased to have reached an agreement settling the case involving the 2017 flood event along Coyote Creek.

From the onset, both sides sought to resolve this case fairly. The $8.25 million settlement was reached because Valley Water and those affected by the flood event engaged in good-faith settlement discussions.

Valley Water is working with the community in developing the Coyote Creek Flood Protection Project and Coyote Creek Flood Management Measures Project along nine miles of historically flood-prone areas. Once completed, these two projects will help protect homes, businesses and major roads and highways from floods.

Valley Water manages an integrated water resources system that includes the supply of clean, safe water, flood protection and stewardship of streams on behalf of Santa Clara County's 2 million residents. The district effectively manages 10 dams and surface water reservoirs, three water treatment plants, an advanced recycled water purification center, a state-of-the-art water quality laboratory, nearly 285 acres of groundwater recharge ponds and more than 294 miles of streams. We provide wholesale water and groundwater management services to local municipalities and private water retailers who deliver drinking water directly to homes and businesses in Santa Clara County.