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Jan 29

Additional San Francisquito Creek flood protection project meeting set for Feb. 1

Posted on January 29, 2017 at 12:52 am by Clay Curtin

To ensure that everyone has ample opportunity to learn about the proposed flood protection options and comment on the scope of the environmental review, the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority will be holding an additional scoping meeting Feb. 1, 2017, at the Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St. at 7 p.m..

Presenters will explain the choices under consideration and seek public input on flood protection options for the section of San Francisquito Creek between Highway 101 and El Camino Real in Palo Alto and Menlo Park. The project is being designed to protect communities from a flood event similar to the one that occurred in 1998.

The SFCJPA will begin to develop a draft environmental impact report on the following five alternatives:
  • Alternative 1: No action
  • Alternative 2: Modify Pope-Chaucer Bridge and widen creek channel bottlenecks
  • Alternative 3: Construct one or more upstream detention basins
  • Alternative 4: Construct an underground bypass culvert
  • Alternative 5: Construct flood walls along the channel

The project’s notice of preparation for the EIR can be viewed online. Public comments are due by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, and may be submitted to:

Kevin Murray, senior project manager
San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority
615-B Menlo Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 

A video of the SFCJPA’s first scoping meeting held Jan. 18, 2017, is also available for viewing.

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