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Project: Upper Guadalupe River (UGR)

Description: The Upper Guadalupe River project consists of approximately 6 miles of channel improvements along the Guadalupe River between Interstate 280 to Blossom Hill Road in downtown San Jose. The construction of the Project includes channel widening, streambed erosion protection features, a river walk recreation trail, and improved vegetation, fisheries and wildlife habitats. The Project will provide 100-year flood protection for more than 7,500 homes and businesses as part of the larger flood protection plan for the entire watershed and the Guadalupe River Park Plan that is being developed by Santa Clara Valley Water District and the City of San Jose.

Reference Number: 3860-PM-067

Implemented By: Santa Clara Valley Water District

Objective: This project is to provide 100-year flood protection, fish and wildlife mitigation, and recreation features.

Type: Restoration, Infrastructure Improvement

Total Cost: $317,093,252.87

Project Status: Project Implementation

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

Estimated Completion: 12/31/2025    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Santa Clara

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Federal Contribution7/6/2015$188,000,000.00
Local Contribution7/17/2014$98,849,860.00
Other State Funds12/18/2018$1,202,939.00
Prop. 84, Flood Control Subventions Program11/28/2018$40,453.87
Prop. 1E, Flood Control Subventions Program12/17/2014$29,000,000.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
RestorationRiver Channel Restoration acres restored/assessed/managed
Infrastructure ImprovementRecreation Building/Structure Improvement or Development  


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