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Get the facts Uvas Creek Levee Rehabilitation Project The challenge: Keep flood prevention structures reliable In September 2018, the water district will begin an $8 to $8.5 million project to repair 1-mile of levee severely damaged by burrowing animals, such as ground squirrels, which have created a series of tunnels and holes within the levee. of the levee. The Corps’ latest assessment classified and rated the levee’s condition as unacceptable. The Corps determined the levee has been compromised and requested the water district begin immediate repairs. Once the Corps deems a flood control site as unacceptable, nearby communities could see their flood rating readiness impacted. Project background Since summer 2013, the United States Army Corps of Engineers has conducted routine annual inspections Ply mo uth Gilroy Dr Christmas Hill Park Project objectives Project • Secure flood objectives protection for the neighboring community • Secure flood protection for the neighboring community • Secure Corps certification that levee meets acceptable • Secure standards Corps certification that levee meets t th 0 S W 1 Gilroy High School Stay informed Stay information informed For more about the project, visit the district project web page at W. the https://www. e Luchessa Ave For more information about project, visit Av ssa valleywater.org/project-updates/creek-river- the district project web page at https://www. Levee Uvas Creek Levee Rehabilitation projects/uvas-creek-levee-rehabilitation. You Phase can 1 valleywater.org/project-updates/creek-river- Uvas Creek Levee Rehabilitation also contact the project’s neighborhood liaison, Phase projects/uvas-creek-levee-rehabilitation. You 2 can Project Timeline acceptable • Rebuild the levee standards to its original condition Staging Area Tony also Mercado, (408) 630-2342 during business contact at the project’s neighborhood liaison, Project Timeline • Rebuild the levee to its original condition • Implement measures to prevent further holes from Truck at Access Point hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or via email occurring • Implement measures to prevent further holes from Highlighted area shows the project length. occurring Project objectives • Secure flood protection for the neighboring community W he Luc Tony Mercado, at (408) 630-2342 during business tmercado@valleywater.org hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or via email at tmercado@valleywater.org continued on back » Stay informed For more information about the project, visit the district project web page at https://www. valleywater.org/project-updates/creek-river- projects/uvas-creek-levee-rehabilitation. You can also contact the project’s neighborhood liaison, Tony Mercado, at (408) 630-2342 during business hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or via email at tmercado@valleywater.org Uvas