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Residents near volatile creek make a plea for flood control

Original post made on Aug 14, 2014

It's been more than 16 years since a flood swept through the homes of Spencenia Sims and her neighbors in East Palo Alto, and the day rarely strays far from their minds come winter time.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, August 14, 2014, 9:47 AM

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Posted by Isn't there a dam already?
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Aug 14, 2014 at 2:46 pm

There is an old dam on this creek on the west side of 280 - is there any possibility it could be dredged so it once again could be used to help control floods?


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Posted by Cost Worries
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 14, 2014 at 3:20 pm

If the project did start, what would the cost be? It seems like this would affect a number of counties and could cost an untold number of millions. I feel that we shouldn't do any construction as the state's already hurting for cash.


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Posted by pvrez
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Aug 15, 2014 at 8:24 am

@ Isn't there a dam already?

check out the Beyond Searsville Dam website Web Link for information on that subject.

also, the award winning documentary movie DamNation Web Link.


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Posted by at what cost?
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Aug 15, 2014 at 9:35 am

It seems like this could be an expensive project that could benefit a subset of the population that chose to buy property in a flood zone. Does anyone have a link to the cost projections? Also, is it the residents along the creek who will pay for some of this work, or the state overall?


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