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Project: Lower Silver Creek Watershed (LSCW)

Description: Partnership between Santa Clara Valley Water, US Department of Agriculture, and Natural Resources Conservation Service. This flood protection project extends approximately 4.4 miles through the city of San Jose, from its confluence with Coyote Creek to Cunningham Lake, protecting nearly 3,800 homes and businesses from a 100-year flood event. The project restores and enhances the stream?s environmental habitat, beautify the creek banks, and provide new recreational amenities along the creek, including pedestrian bridges and opportunities for future trails.

Reference Number: 3860-PM-063

Implemented By: Santa Clara Valley Water District

Objective: Reduce flood risk, improve fish passage and improve habitat.

Type: Restoration, Infrastructure Improvement

Total Cost: $121,550,873.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

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

Estimated Completion: 12/31/2020    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Santa Clara

Located In Disadvantaged Community: No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Federal Contribution7/15/2015$68,000,000.00
Local Contribution7/17/2014$35,000,000.00
Prop. 84, Flood Control Subventions Program11/25/2014$3,850,873.00
Prop. 1E, Flood Control Subventions Program6/3/2016$14,700,000.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
RestorationEcosystem: Shallow Water/ Marsh/ Wetland Habitat9.7acres restored/assessed/managed
Infrastructure ImprovementFish Passage/Screens  


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