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Valley Water Issues Flood Emergency Declaration

March 10, 2023
Highway 101 flooded after Uvas Creek spilled from storm waters

SAN JOSE – Valley Water CEO Rick Callender signed a flood emergency declaration that allows Valley Water to take immediate actions necessary to help protect public life and property from flooding and high winds in Santa Clara County and throughout Valley Water’s jurisdiction.

In response to the atmospheric river that hit the Bay Area Thursday afternoon, Valley Water activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to monitor the storm and the impacts to our reservoirs and waterways. Gusty winds and heavy rain might continue impacting our region into the weekend.

Read the declaration here.

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.