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Opinion - January 27, 2012

Flood basins pass final hurdle

The scary scenario of huge storm water overflows racing down Permanente Creek created enough concern for county voters to approve a flood control measure in 2000 designed to protect more than 1,300 Mountain View homes from a 100-year flood. Since that $40 million measure passed, the Santa Clara Valley Water District has been planning how to reduce the chances of such a catastrophe ever happening, and in the process reduce the flood insurance costs for more than a thousand local homeowners.

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