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Feb 22

San Francisquito Creek project meetings Feb. 23 and March 2 discuss overview and tree impacts

Posted on February 22, 2021 at 7:10 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 two virtual community meetings to update residents and other stakeholders on the status of the project’s planning, design and schedule. 

Please RSVP via email for either or both of the meetings you would like to attend. A link to the virtual meeting (via Zoom) will be sent to each RSVP. 
  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 5 p.m. – General project overview and update
  • Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 5 p.m. – Project impacts to trees and plans for mitigation
Email Senior Project Manager Kevin Murray or call 650-484-0779 if you have any questions about the project.