“The first significant storms of the rainy season are expected to soak Santa Clara County this week. Although Valley Water is not expecting any significant impacts, our employees are working hard to ensure our waterways remain clear of debris and blockages.
Valley Water owns and manages 275 miles of the more than 800 miles of creeks in the county. While Valley Water regularly inspects streams and bank conditions, our crews have been cleaning out areas of creeks that are known hot spots for vegetation and debris buildup in preparation for these storms. Our employees will continue to clean out waterways throughout the winter.
We also rely on the public’s help to report creek blockages and other issues. To report issues in creeks, residents can call 1-408-630-2378 or visit our website at valleywater.org.
These storms also serve as a good reminder for our community to prepare now for future storms. Please visit our website at http://www.valleywater.org/floodready/ for flood safety tips and resources.”