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Pacheco Reservoir Expansion Project Draft Environmental Impact Report


Valley Water released the Pacheco Reservoir Expansion Project Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on Nov. 17, 2021 and the notices are provided below: 

This Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) is accessible below and available to local, state, and federal agencies, and to interested organizations and individuals who may want to review and comment on the analysis provided, for a comment period from Nov. 17, 2021, through Jan. 21, 2022. THE COMMENT PERIOD IS EXTENDED TO FEB 15, 2022. 

Draft Environmental Impact Report Main Body - Quick Link 

Draft Environmental Impact Report - Individual Chapters/Sections

Draft Environmental Impact Report Appendices

During the review period, copies of the draft Program EIR are also available for in-person review at:

  • Valley Water, 5750 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 150 E. San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA 9511
  • Almaden Branch Library, 6445 Camden Avenue, San Jose, CA 95120
  • Vineland Branch Library, 1450 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose, CA 95118
  • Pearl Avenue Branch Library, 4270 Pearl Avenue, San Jose, CA 95136
  • Edenvale Branch Library, 101 Branham Lane East, San Jose, CA 95111
  • Cambrian Branch Library, 1780 Hillsdale Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124
  • Santa Teresa Branch Library, 290 International Circle, San Jose, CA 95119
  • Los Banos Branch of the Merced County Library, 1312 S 7th St, Los Banos, CA, 93635
  • San Benito County Free Library, 470 5th Street, Hollister, CA 95023
  • Gilroy Library, 350 W 6th Street, Gilroy, CA 95020
  • Morgan Hill Library, 660 West Main Avenue, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

During the public comment period, written comments on the adequacy of the Draft Environmental Impact Report may be submitted to:

Todd Sexauer, Senior Environmental Planner
Santa Clara Valley Water District
5750 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95118

Comments may also be emailed to [email protected]. Written comments on the Draft EIR should be received by close of business day on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. 

In addition, raw output data from the water resources and fisheries numerical modeling, developed in support of the Draft Environmental Impact Report, are available here.  

A virtual public meeting is scheduled on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022 from 5 to 7 p.m. The meeting will include a detailed presentation about the draft EIR and an opportunity for the public to ask questions.  

To join the webinar, please click the link below.

Dial-in +1 669 900 9128 

Webinar ID: 857 6203 1311

Click here for more background information on the Pacheco Reservoir Expansion Project.