Jan 30, 2019

SFEI recently completed a resilient landscape vision for Upper Penitencia Creek in San Jose that integrates flood management and ecosystem support. SFEI and the Santa Clara Valley Water District worked with technical advisors and local stakeholders to develop the vision, which identifies a range of multi-benefit management opportunities that increase flood storage in a manner that expands recreational amenities, supports water supply needs, and enhances habitat for a variety of native fish and wildlife species. Over the next year, the District will use the vision to guide the development of project concepts and design alternatives for its Upper Penitencia Creek Natural Flood Protection Project. For more information, contact Amy Richey.

San Francisco Estuary Institute
Other Contributors: 
Amy Richey
Micha Salomon
Steve Hagerty
Programs and Focus Areas: 
Resilient Landscapes Program
Historical Ecology
Watershed Science & Management