Valleywater@work in your neighborhood
One of the Santa Clara Valley Water District’s main missions is to protect residents, businesses and transportation networks from the devastating effects of floods. The water district has kept pace with the county’s growing population and economy, conducting levee repairs and sediment removal as part of its Stream Maintenance Program and constructing major flood protection projects. Since the early 1980s, the water district has invested more than half a billion dollars in flood protection programs, protecting more than 93,000 properties in previously flood-prone areas.
This page will link you to information on current capital projects throughout Santa Clara County and on routine stream maintenance activities for 2012.
Big construction projects in Santa Clara County
Neighborhood projects underway. Click here for more information.
Valley Water@ Work is a monthly newsletter published once a month by the water district between July and October. This report features neighborhood stream maintenance projects currently in the works in a city-by-city format and highlights cubic yards of sediment removed and length of bank or levee repaired.
Issue#1: June 15 - July 31, 2011 - will be posted Aug. 6, 2012
By the numbers (as of 11-2011)
Total linear feet of bank or levee repairedin 2011: 1,975
Total cubic yards of sediment removed in 2011 (enough to fill 3,900 dump trucks): 39,218
If you observe a problem in any creek in our service area, you can report it to our "Access Valley Water" online customer request and information system. This is the best way to alert our capital projects staff of issues, questions or concerns relating to a flood protection project or field crews of downed branches, eroding banks, trash, graffiti or overgrown vegetation.