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  • VALLEY WATER COMPLETES LOWER SILVER CREEK FLOOD PROTECTION PROJECT
    by Valley Water News on November 29, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Here at Valley Water, we’re dedicated to protecting Santa Clara County residents from flood risks. With the recent completion of the Lower Silver Creek Flood Protection and Creek Restoration Project, along with the Cunningham Flood Detention Facility Project completed last year, we’re happy to share that thousands of homes in East San Jose have been

  • Valley Water releases Draft Environmental Impact Report on the proposed Pacheco Reservoir Expansion Project
    by Valley Water News on November 17, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    As we approach winter in a drought emergency, Valley Water continues to explore ways to secure enough water to help our communities weather future droughts. Our agency remains focused on preparing for future wet and dry years through a variety of projects and programs, including the proposed expansion of Pacheco Reservoir in Southern Santa Clara

  • Valley Water Board Adopts Native American Heritage Month Resolution
    by Valley Water News on November 9, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Valley Water is paying tribute to the rich culture, traditions, and contributions of first Americans, indigenous, aboriginal, and Native American communities. On Tuesday, November 9, 2021, the Valley Water Board of Directors adopted a resolution declaring November as Native American Heritage Month, in accordance with the federal designation. The first formal effort to recognize indigenous

  • Even in a drought, flooding can happen
    by Valley Water News on November 5, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    Extreme dry conditions can harden the ground and increase runoff to streams and creeks during the first few days of heavy rain, increasing the risk of flooding. Anytime it can rain, it can flood. Don’t get caught off-guard; be flood-safe with tips from Valley Water. 1. Create an emergency plan The first step toward being

  • Valley Water Board of Directors adopts plan to address climate change
    by Valley Water News on October 28, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    Santa Clara County is once again in a drought emergency. As we look to the future, climate change is expected to bring more frequent and more severe droughts, as well as extreme storms and accelerated sea-level rise. These changes will present challenges to Valley Water in its mission to provide safe, clean water, flood protection

  • Saratoga’s water supply comes from groundwater and imported supplies
    by Valley Water News on October 19, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Recently, misinformation regarding the source of Saratoga’s water supply circulated through the community. As the Valley Water Board Member representing District 5, which includes Saratoga, I would like to correct that information and provide more detail and clarity regarding the source of Saratoga’s water supply. Valley Water, as a countywide wholesale water and groundwater management

  • AN OLYMPIC SIZED CALIFORNIA COASTAL CLEANUP DAY
    by Valley Water News on October 6, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    By Director Linda J. LeZotte, representative for District 4 This summer, the world watched as more than 11,000 athletes gathered in Tokyo to continue the Olympic tradition, inspiring us by soaring to new heights and breaking worlds records, despite the COVID pandemic. The games, held without spectators, adapted to the circumstances we have faced since

  • Photo slideshow: Valley Water performs annual work in creeks for flood protection
    by Valley Water News on September 30, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    Every year, Valley Water performs work in creeks across Santa Clara County to ensure that flood protection projects continue to provide their designed protection. This critical work is part of our Stream Maintenance Program, which also manages vegetation to reduce the intensity and harmful impacts of fires during the extreme drought conditions in Santa Clara