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Project: Pajaro River Flood Risk Management Project

Description: To reduce flood risk to Watsonville, Pajaro, and the nearby ag areas by constructing flood control features along the Pajaro river main stem and the Corralitos Creek and Salsipuedes Creek tributaries. Flood control features include reconstructing existing levees, adding flood walls to levees, and constructing setback levees.

Reference Number: 3860-PM-675

Implemented By: Pajaro Regional Flood Management Agency

Objective: Flood Risk Reduction

Type: Acquisition Easement, Infrastructure Improvement, Water Management

Total Cost: $397,004,000.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 12/31/2026    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Monterey, Santa Cruz

Located In Disadvantaged Community: Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Federal Contribution8/5/2021$258,052,600.00
Local Contribution8/5/2021$41,685,420.00
Other State Funds8/5/2021$95,526,480.00
Prop. 84, Flood Control Subventions Program8/5/2021$1,739,500.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Acquisition EasementFlood Control/Protection Corridor66acres acquired
Infrastructure ImprovementFlood Control Subventions  
Water ManagementStormwater Flood / Capture  


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