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Other Capital Flood Protection Projects and Clean, Safe Creeks Grants Projects

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Six projects from the Clean, Safe, Creeks and Natural Flood Protection Plan have been carried forward into the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program. 

Permanente Creek Flood Protection
San Francisco Bay to Foothill Expressway - Mountain View 

Sunnyvale East and Sunnyvale West Channels Flood Protection
San Francisco Bay to Inverness Way and Almanor Avenue - Sunnyvale 

Berryessa Creek Flood Protection
Calaveras Boulevard to Interstate 680 - Milpitas and San Jose 

Coyote Creek Flood Protection
Montague Expressway to Interstate 280 - San Jose 

Calabazas Creek Flood Protection
Miller Avenue to Wardell Road - Sunnyvale 

Clean, Safe Creeks Grants Projects 

About the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program

About the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program

In November 2012 the voters of Santa Clara County overwhelmingly approved Measure B, the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program, as a countywide special parcel tax for 15 years with a sunset date of June 30, 2028. This Program replaced the Clean, Safe Creeks and Natural Flood Protection Plan, which voters approved in November 2000.

The Safe, Clean Water Program was developed with input from more than 16,000 residents and stakeholders and was created to match the community’s needs and values. The voters of Santa Clara County identified five priorities:

Priority A: Ensure a Safe, Reliable Water Supply

Priority B: Reduce Toxins, Hazards and Contaminants in our Waterways

Priority C: Protect our Water Supply from Earthquakes and Natural Disasters

Priority D: Restore Wildlife Habitat and Provide Open Space

Priority E: Provide Flood Protection to Homes, Businesses, Schools and Highways

Other: Six projects from the Clean, Safe, Creeks Plan have been carried forward into the Safe, Clean Water Program.  

Each year, the District prepares a report providing a progress update for each of these Program priorities, along with fiscal year accomplishments.

To ensure transparency and accountability to the voters, the ballot measure also created an Independent Monitoring Committee, appointed by the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors. The Independent Monitoring Committee annually reviews the Program’s progress to ensure the outcomes are achieved in a cost-efficient manner and reports its findings to the Board.

In addition, the Program requires three independent audits, the first of which was conducted in FY 2017.

View the Safe, Clean Water Program’s annual reports, annual IMC audit reports, and independent audits, including a staff response, on the District website.