In addition to the planning and implementation of various projects that stabilize, restore and maintain the channel, the JPA is currently leading the local effort on four major projects. Working our way upstream within the 100-year floodplain from San Francisco Bay to El Camino Real, we are planning and designing capital projects with the goal of eliminating the need for more than 5,400 properties to contribute to the National Flood Insurance Program because of San Francisquito Creek and SF Bay tides. Integral to this effort is our work with Caltrans to support their project to replace the Highway 101 crossing over the Creek. Additionally, we are working with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on a Feasibility Study that will produce a federal construction plan to address our flooding concerns, though we are designing and implementing local projects without waiting for the federal solution.
S.F. Bay to Highway 101
This initial capital project will increase creek flow capacity to protect people and property from creek and Bay flooding along a critical urban section of San Francisquito Creek, from San Francisco Bay to Highway 101.
Caltrans Highway 101 project
Caltrans is replacing the U.S. Highway 101 (and frontage roads) crossing over San Francisquito Creek to improve traffic flow, and they have agreed to improve Creek flow while they are at it.
Upstream of U.S. Highway 101
Since the fall of 2009, staff from the SFCJPA and one of its member agencies, the Santa Clara Valley Water District, have been analyzing what capital improvements are necessary to provide 100-year flood protection for the flood prone reach of San Francisquito Creek upstream of U.S. Highway 101.
Corps of Engineers Feasibility Study
The San Francisquito Creek Feasibility Study is a Congressionally authorized Study conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with the SFCJPA as the Local Sponsor. The goal of this activity, underway for the past five years. is to produce a plan that addresses flooding and ecosystem concerns within the watershed. The projects listed on this page between the Bay and El Camino Real are being pursued by the SFCJPA before the Feasibility Study is completed and are intended to become part of the Study when it is finalized.