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$1.5 million granted for Mountain View phase of Baylands restoration project

Original post made on Apr 1, 2022

A federal grant to fully fund a wetlands restoration feasibility study to protect against flooding and improve wildlife habitat was announced on Thursday by U.S. Reps. Anna Eshoo and Ro Khanna.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 1, 2022, 9:36 AM

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Posted by SE Hinton
a resident of another community
on Apr 1, 2022 at 3:58 pm

SE Hinton is a registered user.

The first set of plans for this project, made about 20 years ago, was based on what is now known to be an outmoded climate change model. Even today, in 2022, we continue to learn things are happening faster than recently envisioned. A particularly vulnerable area for the project is San Jose's Alviso region. The weakest parts of a construction project impact the whole, and it's not wrong to think of the SF Bay as a giant bathtub that connects to the ocean. If there's surge or failure in one section, results will ripple across the entire "tub." As far as I can tell, the most recent hydrology study was completed in 2015. (Hydrology risk analysis: Web Link All docs are under "SSF Bay Shoreline Study Report": Web Link So one might think hydrology risk studies should be continually adjusted. After all there are large and small development projects, not to mention SF Bay wild life and ecological sub-systems, depending upon these large construction mitigations.

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