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Santa Clara Valley Water District Library


The Santa Clara Valley Water District Library supports the district's mission by providing professional research services for district staff and the public, using its core reference and journal collections, satellite libraries, on-line databases, interlibrary loan, and outside experts. The library maintains a catalog database of the core and satellite libraries.

The district library has an extensive collection of books, reports and other materials. While we do not check out materials to the general public, you can use these materials in the library or borrow them on interlibrary loan. See your local public or academic library for details on interlibrary loan.


The district library is a specialized collection of 22,000 titles. The types of materials include:
• Santa Clara Valley Water District reports
• Consultant reports performed for the District
• Textbooks
• Reference books
• Legal materials
• Journals
• Audio and videotapes
• CD-ROMs

The subjects represented in the collection include water quality, water supply, water conservation, flood protection, law, water reclamation, seismic safety, groundwater contamination, civil engineering, hydrology, geology, chemistry, ecology, and environmental issues.

Contact Information:

Santa Clara Valley Water District
5750 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95118-3686
Phone: (408) 265-2607, ext. 3748

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The powerful storm that swept the Bay Area during the President's Day weekend, flooded parts of San Jose along Coyote Creek on Feb. 21, 2017. This report provides a review of the events related to the Feb. 21, 2017 Coyote Creek flooding and identifies lessons learned and opportunities for improvement. -- From Board of Directors' web site. Attachment 1. President's Day Weekend Flood Report Presentation -- Attachment 2. Overtopping Location Maps and List -- Attachment 3. Ownership Jurisdiction...
Topics: Floods -- Santa Clara County, 2017., Coyote Creek.
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by Seelos, Mark ; Santa Clara Valley Water District. Environmental Planning Unit.
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1. Executive summary -- 2. Acknowledgements -- 3. Introduction -- 4. Baseline study and regulatory background -- 5. Study descriptions -- 6. Monitoring sites and methods -- 7. Special study 1 : comparative study -- 8. Special study 2 : treatment system effectiveness -- 9. Mercury loads from points of discharge -- 10. Recommendations -- A. Maps -- B. Lateral extent of oxygenation -- C. Time series plots.
Topics: Mercury -- Environmental aspects -- Guadalupe River Watershed., Guadalupe River Watershed.
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by Santa Clara Valley Water District.; San Jose.
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1. Introduction -- 2. Concept of operations -- 3. Mobilization of EAP -- 4. EAP objectives and functions -- Attachment 1. Confidential staff information [omitted] -- Attachment 2. Web-based data sources -- Attachment 3. Subject matter experts action list -- Attachment 4. Agency coordinators action list -- Attachment 5. Public information officer action list -- Attachment 6. Agency representative action list -- Attachment 7. Elected officials action list -- Appendix A. Coyote Creek.
Topics: Floods -- San Jose., Flood damage prevention -- San Jose., Emergency management -- San Jose.,...
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by Santa Clara Valley Water District.; United States. Bureau of Reclamation.
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The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) requires all Central Valley Project (CVP) contractors that have amended or renewed water contracts after October 1992 to adopt a water conservation plan based on a specific set of reporting criteria developed by Reclamation. The District>'s CVP water service contract was amended in 2007 and therefore it is subject to this requirement. The Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) Water Management Plan (Plan) contains water conservation...
Topics: Water-supply -- Santa Clara County., Water conservation -- Santa Clara County., Water quality --...
1. Introduction -- 2. Implementation strategies -- 3. Roles and responsibilities -- 4. Financial information -- 5. Monitoring and oversight -- 6. Implementation : fiscal year 2014 through fiscal year 2018 -- Appendix A. Glossary -- Appendix B. Program summary : 15-year key performance indicators (KPIs), 5-year targets, and funding summaries -- Appendix C. Estimated program schedule -- Appendix D. Special tax rate structure -- Appendix E. Election resolution documents -- Appendix F. Preliminary...
Topics: Water-supply -- Santa Clara County., Water quality management -- Santa Clara County., Waterworks --...
This third addendum is intended to address further changes to the proposed activities associated with the project improvements along Permanent Creek downstream U.S. Route 101 (US -101), and to amend the 2012 EIR. This third addendum has been prepared to document minor changes to the project design, provide updated information about construction, evaluate the potential environmental impacts of those changes, and amend the 2012 EIR.
Topics: Flood control -- Permanente Creek -- Environmental aspects., Permanente Creek.