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This week: scoping sessions on flood control

 

Flooding where San Francisquito Creek meets the Bay, whether from rising sea levels or severe storms, will be the topic of discussion at meetings set for Wednesday, Sept. 29, in East Palo Alto and Thursday, Sept. 30, in Palo Alto.

The hour-long Wednesday meeting is set for 12:30 p.m. at the East Palo Alto Senior Center at 560 Bell St., according to a statement from the creek's Joint Powers Board. The Thursday meeting is two hours, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the International School of the Peninsula at 51 Laura Lane in Palo Alto.

These scoping sessions are meant to identify issues of concern and solicit feedback from the public in planning an environmental review of the "San Francisco Bay to Highway 101" flood protection project.

Project plans include increasing creek capacity, creating a marsh habitat for endangered species, and improving bike and pedestrian paths.

"This is the first step of the SFCJPA's Comprehensive Project to protect people's lives and 6,000 properties from flooding, while providing environmental and recreational benefits," said East Palo Alto City Council Member and JPA board member Ruben Abrica.

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on Sep 27, 2010 at 4:59 pm

I really need to get my video that I took after the '98 flood in Palo Alto from San Francisquito Creek downloaded onto youtube. Kids in boats on the frontage road to Oregon Expwy. Houses in the St Francis neighborhood with water 1/3 of the way up their garage door.

I remember floating my car out, which I managed to make whole again after only $2000 of re-upholstery.... What a mess.


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