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Mar 01

March 2 San Francisquito Creek project meeting addresses tree impacts

Posted on March 1, 2021 at 3:02 pm by Clay Curtin

Reducing the risk of flooding for the communities of Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park is one of the primary objectives of the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority’s (SFCJPA) Reach 2–“Upstream” project. This project includes widening the creek channel in five locations and replacing the Pope-Chaucer bridge. The JPA is planning the project elements that will provide flood protection up to the level of the 1998 flood of record.

Once completed, these improvements will allow all the water that can pass beneath the Middlefield Road Bridge to safely remain in the channel all the way to the Bay. They are also studying how additional efforts further upstream could provide greater protection against a 100-year flood and reduce the financial burden of flood insurance for many property owners downstream.  

The SFCJPA invites you to a virtual community meeting to discuss project impacts to trees and plans for mitigation. To attend, click the link below at the meeting start time. You can also call in and participate by phone. 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at 5 p.m. - Community meeting
  • Join online
  • Participate by phone: Dial 669-900-6833 and use Meeting ID 833-4546-5287 and Passcode 507231
Email Senior Project Manager Kevin Murray or call 650-484-0779 if you have any questions about the project.