Final Berryessa Creek report available for public review

Published Jan. 3, 2014
File photo of Berryessa Creek in Milpitas, Calif.

File photo of Berryessa Creek in Milpitas, Calif.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District today released its final general re-evaluation report and environmental impact statement for the Berryessa Creek project for public review and comment. 

The document outlines the study’s recommended plan to reduce flood risk from Berryessa Creek which would build new flood walls and box culverts and widen the channel along a 2.2-mile stretch of Berryessa Creek between Interstate 680 and East Calaveras Boulevard. The study and proposed project are a cooperative effort between the Corps and the Santa Clara Valley Water District.

The final GRR/EIS is published on the district’s website at Comments may be submitted until Feb. 4, 2014 by email to or by postal mail to:


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District
Attn: Tyler Stalker
1325 J Street Room 1513
Sacramento, CA 95814

All comments received on the draft document during its 45-day public review period that ended May 5, 2013 were addressed and incorporated into the final report as appropriate.

A record of decision will be signed after the review period concludes to outline the selected alternative, its environmental effects and appropriate mitigation measures. This will also formally complete the National Environmental Policy Act process for the study. 

The Corps’ San Francisco District would manage construction of the project, if it is approved and funded by Congress.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District provides planning, engineering, project management, environmental restoration and construction services to military and civilian customers in parts of eight western states, including California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.

Tyler Stalker

Release no. 14-001