Cyclists, joggers and walkers can now use the portion of the Stevens Creek Trail near El Camino Real that was washed away during the heavy storms of 2017. A temporary detour has been in place for nearly a year and now the repairs are permanent.
District 7 Director Gary Kremen is relieved that the project is completed. “It was amazing how much damage those storms caused,” he said. “We had to complete interim emergency repairs last year before the winter could do more damage. Then we followed up with a permanent fix last summer, which allowed the original trail alignment to be restored.”
In close coordination with the city of Mountain View, the water district completed the permanent repair of the bank in October 2018. The trail portion of the project, including paving, fencing and striping has now been completed, and the trail is now open for use.
The Santa Clara Valley Water District 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 1.9 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 400 acres of groundwater recharge ponds and more than 275 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.