Santa Clara Valley Water District
Watershed Stewardship Plans for
Lower Peninsula, West Valley, and
February 23, 2004
Level 2 Meeting - SPW
Debrief on project status for new attendees
Review the project schedule
Reach consensus on project terminology
Receive input on stakeholder engagement
Receive input on management issues/questions
Receive input on coarse-scale assessment
Objectives for 3 Stewardship Plans
Synthesize Existing and Historic Information
Clarify and Identify Watershed Management
Improve or Develop Stewardship
Stakeholder Engagement Strategy
Existing Conditions (e.g. where are the hardened
Issues to be Addressed through the Planning Process
(e.g., clarify sensitive areas along the creeks)
Collective Vision for Each Watershed
District Staff Document - Board Linkage?
Natural Food Protection?
Other key stakeholders?
Review Stakeholder online
Comments on TM#3
Level 2 needs to include all WMI / SPW
participants including regulatory agencies.
Invitations / mailing list needs updating and
How will meeting outcomes and other
stewardship elements be measured?
Process for submitting “Action Items” for
consideration to District Management?
for Synthesizing Existing Information
Main characteristics of each Watershed organized by
Provide foundation for understanding stewardship
issues, problems, or opportunities
Provide basis for selection of more detailed analysis
objectives or areas (e.g., watersheds or creeks - 3)
Field Work (new data) for the areas identified
Information for conceptual design solutions
Coarse And Fine Scale Indicators
Review Stakeholder Online
Comments for TM #4A (4.2 and 4.3)
GIS Coordination and data access?
Information and reports identified have been
distributed to the project team.
Use of interviews with District Staff to help
identify projects needed and wanted by the
District will help ensure follow through.
Fine-scale methods will be explained in greater
detail in TM#4b.
Rosgen will be used where possible.
Coarse Scale Analysis
WMI Characterization Report
WMI Assessment Reports
FAHCE Summary Report
SCVURPPP Sediment Impairment Report
GIS Layers – land ownership, zoning, existing and historical
land use, imperviousness, mining
Longitudinal Profiles 3rd Order+ streams (e.g., main stem,
Geomorphic Process Domains; Potential Erosion
Identify Data Gaps And Strategize How to Deal with These
Rough classification of the mainstem
Permanente Creek slopes
be adapted to
based on Montgomery and Buffington (1997)
Permanente Creek erosion hazard
Preliminary methodology being
Current map does not
include geology, land
use, or mass wasting
foundation for general
Example Template - not first draft
Additional historical ecology and
background on water supply and flood
protection objectives to define feasible
Additional value added maps and summary
tables (e.g., erosion hazard)
Need to implement coarse-scale analysis
Stakeholder Online Comments on
No comments on template format suggests
miscommunication to stakeholders on
purpose of document.
Several factual corrections and additions to
be considered in developing draft.
Geographical boundaries to be addressed in
watershed plan (e.g., Alviso Slough)?
Proposed Finer Scale Analysis
Based on a refined version of model used in
Coyote Creek (combined HGM/IBI)
Fill in the Data Gaps for watershed or creeks
selected or identified
Model provides more detailed functional
analysis than previously available
Model uses existing and newly collected field
Develop conceptual design solutions
Next Meeting: March 2004
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