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Cuesta Annex cut from flood project

Original post made on Nov 26, 2012

A Permanente Creek flood protection project was approved Nov. 20 by the Santa Clara Valley Water District without the controversial Cuesta Annex flood detention basin, though board members didn't completely shut the door on the possibility that it might one day be built.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, November 26, 2012, 1:58 PM

Comments

Posted by Noah, a resident of Jackson Park
on Nov 26, 2012 at 2:28 pm

What is the definition of flood? SCVWD says it's a flood if there is any water at all, even if it isn't higher than the curb or the crown of the street. FEMA's standard is more rigorous.

Patrick Kwok used to be MV's rep on the board but Brian Schmidt is now our rep after redistricting.


Posted by Budget Watcher, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 26, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Kwok asked: "Was it because of revised technical data or pure political interference on the project?"

Neither. "The latest proposal uses all of the project's $40 million budget. The Annex basin would have cost an additional $6 million"