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Statement from Chair Richard P. Santos on the coming storm

April 05, 2018
Rainy day

The weather forecast is showing an atmospheric river headed toward California. Locally, the storm is not expected to cause any creek flooding issues.

Santa Clara Valley Water District crews have worked all year to prepare our creeks for storms. We are dedicated to keeping residents and businesses safe through our flood protection programs.

While no flooding issues are anticipated, we will be closely monitoring this storm as it unfolds. We appreciate the public’s help as our eyes and ears to alert us to obstructions in the creeks and to prevent flooding. To report issues in creeks, residents can call 408-630-2378 or submit a service request to Access Valley Water.

As of Thursday morning, our ten reservoirs have a combined storage of just over 40 percent of their full capacity. We do not anticipate our large reservoirs reaching capacity this week or next.

Visit our website ( for flood safety tips, current reservoir levels and stream flows, and maps to free sandbag sites.

This information has been shared will all cities in the county.

Richard P. Santos is chair of the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors. He can be reached at [email protected]

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 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.