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Palo Alto Golf Course Redesign Wetlands Enhancement and Restoration Project

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Sponsoring Agency City of Palo Alto
Subregions ('South Bay',)
Counties Santa Clara
Watershed Tributary San Francisquito Creek
Public or private land? ('Public',)
Location (lat/lon)
Start Date unknown
End Date unknown
Location Description The project would be located within the Palo Alto Golf Course, located east of Highway 101 and south of San Francisquito Creek.

The Palo Alto Golf Course is being redesigned to allow the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority to complete its flood control project that will realign the existing levees to encroach upon the Golf Course. The wetlands enhancement and restoration project would seek opportunities to enhance existing wetlands and restore tidal wetlands within the redesigned Golf Course.

The Palo Alto Golf Course is being redesigned to allow the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority to complete its flood control project that will realign the existing levees to encroach upon the Golf Course.  The wetlands enhancement and restoration project would seek opportunities to enhance existing wetlands and restore tidal wetlands within the redesigned Golf Course.

12/31/2014
Drinking Water Supply
Water Quality Improvement
Water Reuse/Recycling
Stormwater Improvements
Groundwater Benefits
Infiltration
Habitat Protection and Restoration
Flood Protection
The project would restore wetlands areas that could provide habitat for tidal wetlands plant and animal species. The project would likely occur coincident with the planned flood control project.
undetermined
undetermined
not applicable

Part 2 - Detail

The Palo Alto Golf Course is being redesigned to allow the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority to complete its flood control project that will realign the existing levees to encroach upon the Golf Course.  The wetlands enhancement and restoration project would seek opportunities to enhance existing wetlands and restore tidal wetlands within the redesigned Golf Course.  The existing Golf Course contains wetland areas that provide some habitat value.  The redesign could allow these or other areas to be enhanced to improve their habitat value and to integrate interpretive feature into the Golf Course.  The levee reconfiguration may provide an opporunity to bring tidal inflow into the Golf Course, further enhancing the habitat value.

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Draft Environmental Impact Report for San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority Project, S.F. Bay to Highway 101:  http://sfcjpa.org/

 

San Francisquito Creek, San Francisco Bay

The project would enhance wetlands habitat in the Palo Alto Baylands area.

i. Water Supply (conservation, recycled water, groundwater recharge, surface storage, etc.)

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ii. Water Quality

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iii. Flood and Stormwater Management

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iv. Resource Stewardship (watershed management, habitat protection and restoration, recreation, open space, etc.)

The project would enhance wetlands habitat in the Palo Alto Baylands area.

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False
False
False
Increases Water Supply Reliability
Advances/ Expands Conjunctive Management of Multiple Water Supply Sources
Increases Water Use and/or Reuse Efficiency
Provides Additional Water Supply
Promotes Water Quality Protection
Reduces Water Demand
Advances/Expands Water Recycling
Promotes Urban Runoff Reuse
Addresses Sea Level Rise
Addresses other Anticipated Climate Change Impact (e.g. through water management system modifications)
Improves Flood Control (e.g. through wetlands restoration, management, protection)
Promotes Habitat Protection
Establishes Migration Corridors
Re-establishes River-Floodplain Hydrologic Continuity
Re-introduces Anadromous Fish Populations to Upper Watersheds
Enhances and Protects Upper Watershed Forests and Meadow Systems
Other (Please Describe)
Increases Water Use Efficiency or Promotes Energy-Efficient Water Demand Reduction
Improves Water System Energy Efficiency
Advances/Expands Water Recycling
Promotes Urban Runoff Reuse
Promotes Use of Renewable Energy Sources
Contributes to Carbon Sequestration (e.g. through vegetation growth)
Other (Please Describe)
(low) - (high)
Drought Preparedness
Use and Reuse Water More Efficiently
Climate Change Response Actions (Adaptation to Climate Change, Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Reduce Energy Consumption)
Expand Environmental Stewardship
Practice Integrated Flood Management
Protect Surface and Groundwater Quality
Improve Tribal Water and Natural Resources
Ensure Equitable Distribution of Benefits
Reduce Reliance on the Bay-Delta
Reduce Water Demand
Improved Operational Efficiency and Transfers
Increase Water Supply
Improve Water Quality
Improve Flood Management
Practice Resources Stewardship
Other Strategies (Please Describe)
Groundwater Management Plan
Urban Water Management Plan
Water Meter Requirements
Groundwater Monitoring Requirements
AB 1420 Compliance
BMP Compliance
CEQA Compliance
Water supply reliability, water conservation and water use efficiency
Stormwater capture, storage, clean-up, treatment, and management
Removal of invasive non-native species, the creation and enhancement of wetlands, and the acquisition, protection, and restoration of open space and watershed lands
Non-point source pollution reduction, management and monitoring
Groundwater recharge and management projects
Contaminant and salt removal through reclamation, desalting, and other treatment technologies and conveyance of reclaimed water for distribution to users
Water banking, exchange, reclamation and improvement of water quality
Planning and implementation of multipurpose flood management programs
Watershed protection and management
Drinking water treatment and distribution
Ecosystem and fisheries restoration and protection
Reduced Reliance on the Bay-Delta
Projects that directly address a critical water quality or supply issue in a DAC
Urban water suppliers implementing certain BMPs as on page 17 of Guidelines
Be designed to manage stormwater runoff to reduce flood damage (PRC §5096.827)
Be consistent with the applicable Regional Water Quality Control Plans (Basin Plans) (PRC §5096.827)
Not be a part of the State Plan of Flood Control (SPFC) (PRC §5096.827)

Quantification has not been performed.

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Part 3 - Benefits