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San Francisquito Creek JPA

Learn more about the San Francisquito Creek Project
San Francisquito Creek JPA Agendas/Minutes

Partnering with creekside landowners, the Joint Powers Authority (JPA) has initiated a series of five "demonstration" projects to stabilize the degrading banks along San Francisquito Creek. These five projects will be implemented utilizing environmentally-sensitive, "soft engineering" methods of bank stabilization derived from the San Francisquito Creek Bank Stabilization and Revegetation Master Plan. The JPA was able to secure two grants for these projects: 1) A Proposition 12 grant from the State Coastal Conservancy in the amount of $100,000 for the planning of the projects, and 2) A Section 319(h) grant from the State Water Resources Control Board in the amount of $316,580 to begin project implementation. A California Department of Water Resources grant of $72,000 was awarded to extend the Master Plan to Corte Madera Creek in Portola Valley. The JPA is partnering with the Town of Portola Valley on this project.

Last Updated: Mar 18, 2015
Archival JPA Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Reports
San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority (JPA) Board meeting agendas, minutes, and reports through December 2009 are archived for public viewing.
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Critical Issues and Questions Regarding the San Francisquito Creek JPA's Initial Capital Project
The San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority (JPA) has prepared a summary of critical issues and questions regarding their Initial Capital Project
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JPA Initial Capital Project Flood Reduction Alternatives Analysis
JPA consultant Philip Williams & Associates prepared an alternatives analysis regarding the feasibility of several options for an Initial Capital Project

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JPA Initial Capital Project Feasibility Study Presentation
JPA consultant Philip Williams & Associates made a presentation to JPA Board on 5/28/09 regarding the feasibility of several options for an Initial Capital Project
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San Francisquito Creek Hydraulic Study
A San Francisquito Creek Hydraulic Study has been prepared by Noble Engineers and approved by the Army Corps of Engineers
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San Francisquito Creek Hydrology Report
An updated San Francisquito Creek Hydrology Report has been prepared by Santa Clara Valley Water District staff and approved by the Army Corps of Engineers
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San Francisquito Creek Early Implementation Project
The San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority is investigating alternatives for implementation of a local flood management project
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Using Advanced Technology to Understand San Francisquito Creek Floodplain Topography
Presentation to JPA Board by Stanford grad student Kasey Hurlbutt
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JPA Initial Capital Project Presentation to NGOs
San Francisquito Creek JPA staff made a presentation to local NGOs regarding the JPA's Initial Capital Project on July 16, 2009
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Three Cities Neighborhood Associations Community Meeting
Palo Alto City Council Chambers, 3/12/2009
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SFEI Presentation of Historical Changes to Lower SF Creek Floodplain
April 23, 2009 presentation by Robin Grossinger of the San Francisco Estuary Institute to the JPA Board on the historical changes to the lower San Francisquito Creek floodplain
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City of East Palo Alto Bay Access Master Plan
A presentation on the City of East Palo Alto's Bay Access Master Plan
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Other JPA Projects
The San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority is actively engaged in the following projects and activities:
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San Francisquito Creek JPA
Works on flooding and environmental preservation
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Environmental
San Francisquito Creek
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Army Corps
Project flowchart for Army Corps of Engineers draft project plan
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Public Notice issued on April 3, 2006 to announce the study initiation and an initial public meeting for the feasibility study
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This PowerPoint presentation regarding a proposed U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Continuing Authorities Program (CAP) 205 project was made at the May 22, 2003 JPA Board meeting
Revision Date: 5/23/2003
San Francisquito Creek Flood Damage Reduction and Ecosystem Restoration General Investigations Program
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The following PowerPoint presentation regarding potential interim flood control measures for San Francisquito Creek were made at the January 30, 2006 joint study session of the JPA Board of Directors and the Palo Alto City Council.
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The following PowerPoint presentation regarding the differences between a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers General Investigation (GI) watershed study, a GI flood damage reduction project, and a Continuing Authorities Program (CAP) project was made at the June 24, 2004 JPA Board meeting
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The following is an excerpt from the Federal Register issued on April 11, 2006 to announce the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers intent to prepare a joint environmental impact statement/environmental impact report for the San Francisquito Creek Study
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Watershed studies are planning initiatives that have a multi-purpose & multi-objective scope. The study develops a framework of implementation strategies in the context of a comprehensive watershed management plan.
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The following PowerPoint presentation regarding the potential inclusion of the tidal floodplain into the scope of the San Francisquito Creek General Investigation Project was made at the April 28, 2005 JPA Board meeting.
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Public Notice issued on April 3, 2006 to announce the study initiation and an initial public meeting for the feasibility study
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Members of the public are encouraged to write to Congresswoman Eshoo and Senators Feinstein and to express support for federal funding for the feasibility study.
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This kit serves as an introduction to help local project sponsors to better understand: 1) the Corps of Engineers organization and authorities 2) the scope of the Corps civil works missions and programs, 3) the project development process by which projects are planned, designed, constructed, and maintained, and 4) the Project Delivery Team (PDT), which the local sponsor is a part of. The kit was prepared to help local sponsors understand how the Corps can help with their water resources and related land problems and opportunities. While the kit has been developed to serve as only an introduction to this partnership, it contains sufficient detail to serve as a reference for many aspects of this cooperative relationship.
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Project Management Plan
The Army Corps of Engineers has prepared a draft Project Management Plan (PMP) in cooperation with the JPA, which outlines the scope, cost, and schedule for the feasibility phase of the joint JPA/Army Corps San Francisquito Creek Flood Damage Reduction & Environmental Restoration Project. The PMP is currently under review by the JPA staff, the JPA Board, and staff from the JPA member agencies
A draft Project Management Plan (PMP) in cooperation with the JPA, which outlines the scope, cost, and schedule for the feasibility phase of the joint JPA/Army Corps San Francisquito Creek Flood Damage Reduction & Environmental Restoration Project
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Reference Documents for the Planning Process
The following documents provide reference background information on the processes, regulations, and principles used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on flood damage reduction and ecosystem restoration projects throughout the United States. This information is relevant to the work the Corps is performing in cooperation with the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority in this watershed.
This regulation establishes philosophy, policy, and guidelines to accomplish all work performed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
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This regulation provides guidance for implementation of the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the Civil Works Program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It supplements Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations 40 CFR 1500-1508, November 29, 1978, in accordance with 40 CFR 1507.3, and is intended to be used only in conjunction with the CEQ regulations.
Revision Date: 3/4/1988
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is our basic national charter for protection of the environment. It establishes policy, sets goals (section 101), and provides means (section 102) for carrying out the policy
Revision Date: 11/28/1978
These principles are intended to ensure proper and consistent planning by Federal agencies in the formulation and evaluation of water and related land resources implementation studies.
Revision Date: 4/22/2000
Planning with a little “p” is problem solving and it is done throughout the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers organization. Some of it is done by planners in Planning Divisions on planning studies.
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If you were planning, how would you do it? What questions would you ask? What tools would you use? Where would you even start?
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This pamphlet provides a brief summary, in digest form, of the existing administrative and legislative water resources policies and authorities pertinent to the Civil Works activities of the Corps of Engineers
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These Economic and Environmental Principles In accordance with section 103 of the Water and Guidelines for Water and Related Land Resources Planning Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. Resources Implementation Studies have been 1962a-2), the Water Resources Council voted on developed to guide the formulation and September 9, 1982, to repeal the existing evaluation studies of the major Federal water Principles, Standards and Procedures(18 CFR, resources development agencies
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San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority - Public Notice April 2006
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Other JPA Projects
The San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority is actively engaged in a number of programs and activities
Bank Stabilization and Revegetation Recommendations Report
Partnering with creekside landowners, the JPA has initiated a series of five "demonstration" projects to stabilize the degrading banks along San Francisquito Creek. These five projects will be implemented utilizing environmentally-sensitive, "soft engineering" methods of bank stabilization derived from the San Francisquito Creek Bank Stabilization and Revegetation Master Plan. The JPA was able to secure two grants for these projects: 1) A Proposition 12 grant from the State Coastal Conservancy in the amount of $100,000 for the planning of the projects, and 2) A Section 319(h) grant from the State Water Resources Control Board in the amount of $316,580 to begin project implementation. A California Department of Water Resources grant of $72,000 was awarded to extend the Master Plan to Corte Madera Creek in Portola Valley. The JPA is partnering with the Town of Portola Valley on this project.
Partnering with creekside landowners, the JPA has initiated a series of five "demonstration" projects to stabilize the degrading banks along San Francisquito Creek.
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Partnering with creekside landowners, the JPA has initiated a series of five "demonstration" projects to stabilize the degrading banks along San Francisquito Creek.
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Partnering with creekside landowners, the JPA has initiated a series of five "demonstration" projects to stabilize the degrading banks along San Francisquito Creek.
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Partnering with creekside landowners, the JPA has initiated a series of five "demonstration" projects to stabilize the degrading banks along San Francisquito Creek.
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Partnering with creekside landowners, the JPA has initiated a series of five "demonstration" projects to stabilize the degrading banks along San Francisquito Creek.
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Partnering with creekside landowners, the JPA has initiated a series of five "demonstration" projects to stabilize the degrading banks along San Francisquito Creek.
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Partnering with creekside landowners, the JPA has initiated a series of five "demonstration" projects to stabilize the degrading banks along San Francisquito Creek.
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Maintaining Corte Madera Creek
A Citizens' Guide to Creek-Side Property Protection - The JPA prepared Maintaining Corte Madera Creek: A Citizens’ Guide to Creek-Side Property Protection as a tool for the Town of Portola Valley and its residents to use in guiding bank stabilization and revegetation efforts along Corte Madera Creek, a tributary to San Francisquito Creek. The report was created to facilitate communications between the Town and private property owners who wish to address erosion and property loss.
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Reference Documents
I. December 31, 2005 Storm Information
The following information regarding the storm event of December 31, 2005 was compiled by JPA and member agency staff:
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II. Bank Stabilization and Revegetation Master Plan
The member agencies of the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority (JPA) funded a Bank Stabilization and Revegetation Master Plan covering a 6.5-mile stretch of San Francisquito Creek between Highway 101 and Junipero Serra Blvd. The Master Plan, completed in September 2000, documents existing conditions, including creek bank stability and vegetation varieties, and recommends bank restoration and revegetation techniques for specific sections of the creek. This report is intended to assist agencies and landowners' consultants in the planning, conceptual design and permitting of San Francisquito Creek bank stabilization and revegetation projects.
SAN FRANCISQUITO CREEK BANK STABILIZATION
Existing Conditions Report
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Master Plan Maps
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Master Plan Report
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III. San Francisquito Creek Watershed Analysis and Sediment
With funding from a Proposition 13 grant, the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority (JPA) is managing the preparation of a San Francisquito Creek Watershed Analysis and Sediment Reduction Plan. The Plan partially fulfills NPDES permit provisions that require the co-permittees of the Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program (SCVURPPP) and the San Mateo Countywide Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program SM-STOPPP) within the San Francisquito Creek watershed to assess and implement sediment management measures in the watershed. The Plan is being prepared through a contract with Northwest Hydraulic Consultants and Jones & Stokes.
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IV. San Francisquito Creek Aquatic Habitat Assessment and Limit
The Aquatic Habitat Assessment and Limiting Factors Analysis is intended to characterize channel and habitat conditions with respect to factors that limit the steelhead population in the San Francisquito Creek watershed.
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V. Watershed Maps
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VI. Upstream, Downstream, Across the Stream
This report posits that the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority (JPA) can only be a truly integrated watershed group with membership of the two upper watershed towns of Portola Valley and Woodside.
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VII. Levee Restoration Project
The JPA Board of Directors approved a resolution at the September 27, 2001 Board meeting enabling final design and construction of the Levee Restoration Project to become reality.
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