San Francisquito Creek Flood Reduction Project


This page pertains to the San Francisquito Creek Flood Reduction Project located in Palo Alto and East Palo Alto, on the border of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. The San Francisquito Creek Joint Power Authority (JPA) is the Project sponsor. The project is divided into two phases. The Phase 1 project is under construction, and involves modifications to the San Francisquito Creek channel and associated levees from San Francisco Bay up to Highway 101. The Phase 2 project is in the planning stages, and may entail modifications from Highway 101 up to about Middlefield Road. The JPA plans to release a draft environmental impact report in early 2018 for the Phase 2 project. This page does not provide a comprehensive list of all documents for the Project, but it contains many recent and select documents pertaining to permit applications, environmental assessments, technical reports, Regional Water Board regulatory actions, stakeholder communications, and correspondence between the Water Board and the JPA. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Glendening at 510-622-2462, or via email at

Other Related Projects Flood Zone Maps

Phase 2 Flood Control Project - Highway 101 to Middlefield Road


Letters and Emails by the Water Board

Phase 1 Flood Control Project - SF Bay to Hwy 101

JPA Technical Reports Submitted Pursuant to 401 Certification (Listed by Date Received)

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Compliance

CEQA documents are available at the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority website at or by contacting Water Board staff at or (510)622-2462.


Letters and Emails by the Water Board Letters by the JPA Legal Proceedings

Other Agencies' Permits and Supporting Documents

Stakeholder Communication

Water Board Staff Memoranda and Technical Documents