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Last Updated: Apr 28, 2017

Army Corps Of Engineers Projects

Opportunity for Public Input

On April 27, 2006 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority hosted a public scoping meeting for the San Francisquito Creek feasibility study. The meeting was held to discuss the scope and objectives of the study and allow attendees to ask questions and provide comments on the study scope and purpose. The meeting initiated an official 30-day public comment period that ends at 5:00 p.m. on May 26, 2006.

If you would like to provide written comments on the feasibility study, you may submit a letter or email to the Corps or SFCJPA representative listed below. Written comments must be received by 5:00 pm on May 26, 2006 to ensure full consideration. Please title any email messages “Comments on San Francisquito Creek Study.” In your message, please indicate if you would like to be added to the project email distribution list. Send your comments to:

Sarah Gaines, Environmental Manager
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
333 Market Street, 7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105-2197
email: Sarah.M.Gaines@spd02.usace.army.mil

or

Cynthia D’Agosta, Executive Director
San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority
701 Laurel Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025
email: CKDAgosta@menlopark.org

 

The JPA's most significant task is the development of a long-term flood management project for San Francisquito Creek. In 2003, the FY 2003-04 federal budget included $100,000 for a reconnaissance study of San Francisquito Creek - one of only five new studies proposed nationwide. The Reconnaissance Phase of the project, a 12-month study to determine the level of federal interest, concluded in April 2005 with the release of the Corps of Engineers’ 905B Report. The findings of the Reconnaissance Phase indicated a high federal interest, and $225,000 in federal funding has been secured to conduct the first year of the Feasibility Phase of the project. A federal request of $450,000 for FY 2006-07 has been submitted for second year funding.

Special thanks are due to Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, JPA Executive Director Cynthia D'Agosta, and members of the JPA Board of for their extensive efforts over the past several years pursuing federal funding for this important regional need. Members of the public are encouraged to write to Congresswoman Eshoo, Senators Feinstein and Boxer, and other key decision makers to express their support for continued federal funding for the San Francisquito Creek feasibility study. Further details (including addresses of local legislators) are included in a sample federal funding support letter.

Last Updated: Mar 18, 2015
Army Corps
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
Revision Date: 4/11/2006
Public Notice issued on April 3, 2006 to announce the study initiation and an initial public meeting for the feasibility study
Revision Date: 4/3/2006
Public Notice issued on April 3, 2006 to announce the study initiation and an initial public meeting for the feasibility study
Revision Date: 4/3/2006
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.
Revision Date: 2/1/2006
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.
Revision Date: 1/30/2006
Revision Date: 9/18/2005
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.
Revision Date: 4/28/2005
Project flowchart for Army Corps of Engineers draft project plan
Revision Date: 4/1/2005
San Francisquito Creek Flood Damage Reduction and Ecosystem Restoration General Investigations Program
Revision Date: 3/14/2005
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.
Revision Date: 5/27/2004
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
Revision Date: 4/24/2004
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
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.
Revision Date: 1/1/2001
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
Revision Date: 6/8/2006
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.
Revision Date: 8/15/2007
San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority - Public Notice April 2006
Revision Date: 8/15/2007
This regulation establishes philosophy, policy, and guidelines to accomplish all work performed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Revision Date: 8/17/2001
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
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
Revision Date: 7/30/1999
If you were planning, how would you do it? What questions would you ask? What tools would you use? Where would you even start?
Revision Date: 11/3/1997
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.
Revision Date: 11/1/1996
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
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
Revision Date: 3/10/1983
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