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Project: San Francisquito Creek Flood Protection and Ecosystem Restoration Capital Improvement Project, East Bayshore Road to San Francisco Bay - Phase 1

Description: The Project consists of: 1) Degrading un-maintained levee segments to allow for creek flow combined with more natural flow into the dendritic channels of the Palo Alto Baylands Preserve; 2) Constructing a setback levee in order to address stability issues and widen the creek adjacent to the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course; 3) Constructing and an overflow terrace at a marsh elevation along the setback levee and entire low flow channel to provide habitat for endangered species; 4) Constructing a pedestrian boardwalk at Friendship Bridge providing recreational conductivity between the Cities of East Palo Alto and Palo Alto; 5) Relocating PG&E’s Gas Transmission Line to outside the project area; and 6) Constructing a tie-in of the O’Connor Street Pump Station outfall structure.

Reference Number: 3860-P1E-364

Implemented By: San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority

Objective: Manage stormwater runoff to reduce flood damage and where feasible, provide other benefits, including groundwater recharge, water quality improvement, and ecosystem restoration.

Type: Water Management

Total Cost: $16,700,000.00

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

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

Estimated Completion: 3/31/2018    Actual Completion: 10/11/2018

Associated Counties: San Mateo



Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
  $16,700,000.00
Local Contribution2/3/2012$8,700,000.00
Prop. 1E, Stormwater/Flood Management12/21/2011$8,000,000.00


Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Water ManagementStormwater Flood / Capture  
Water ManagementWatershed Protection  

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