Valley Water activates Emergency Operations Center to monitor Sunday storm

Valley Water’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated on Sunday morning to continue monitoring the current storm.

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the Guadalupe River above Almaden Expressway in San Jose through Sunday at 7:15 p.m. The impact area will be upstream of Alma Avenue bridge into the Elk’s Lodge parking lot, north along Lelong Street, west near Minnesota Avenue downstream of Alma Avenue. Properties south of the old UPRR alignment in the northern Cross neighborhood and Thousand Oaks Park are also at risk of flooding. 

As of 6 a.m., water levels in the Guadalupe River are below monitoring stage. Valley Water is releasing water from Stevens Creek and Almaden Reservoirs in anticipation of the storms. As of 6 a.m., none of our reservoirs are spilling or near spilling.

Valley Water continues to monitor stream flows and water levels. Currently, areas of concern include:

·      Sunnyvale East

·      Guadalupe River at Alma

·      Ross Creek

Valley Water anticipates the heaviest rain to occur Sunday sometime between mid-morning and early afternoon.

Valley Water’s Field Information Teams are out keeping eyes on the waterways. Crews are working to clear any debris that can obstruct flow in our creeks and rivers. Sandbag locations are stocked and staff will be filling additional bags as needed.

Valley Water continues working with the City of San Jose and the County of Santa Clara to coordinate our responses.