Water District Seeks To Minimize Impact From Quickly Draining Anderson ReservoirThe Santa Clara Valley Water District wants to move quickly to drain the Anderson Reservoir and seismically retrofit the dam, but it also wants to move carefully to minimize impacts once the water is let go.
Federal Regulators Order Draining Of Anderson Reservoir Due To Earthquake RiskThe Santa Clara Valley Water District said Monday that it agrees with federal regulators' orders to move forward with the project to drain the Anderson Reservoir to reduce risk to the public in the event of an earthquake.
Devastating Floods Not A Threat This Year Along San Jose's Coyote CreekThe Santa Clara Valley Water District is making room for more rain above Coyote Creek, but Anderson Reservoir is still nowhere near the capacity event that triggered devastating flooding in 2017.
Coyote Creek Flood Victims File Civil Complaint Against San Jose, Water DistrictMembers of more than 150 families affected by last year's Coyote Creek flood in San Jose announced they were suing the city and the Santa Clara Valley Water District, claiming the disaster could have been prevented.
Public Hearing Held In San Jose To Discuss Response To Coyote Creek FloodingThe city of San Jose held its first public hearing Thursday afternoon to discuss its responsibility in the flood that caused an estimated $73 million in damage last month.
Anderson Reservoir Runoff Triggers Spectacular WaterfallWhile it has caused flooding and misery in San Jose, the run-off from the Anderson Reservoir has also created a magnificent waterfall with all the splendor and power of any in Yosemite National Park.
New Flood Evacuation Orders Issued In San JoseAs flooding along Coyote Creek in San Jose continued into the night Tuesday, San Jose officials issued evacuation notices to an area stretching from Capitol Expressway to State Route 237.
Officials Rush To Lower Anderson Reservoir Level As Major Storm ApproachesThe Santa Clara Valley Water District has been trying to lower water levels at the dam as it is already filled to capacity.
Anderson Reservoir Is So Full Of Water That It's Seismically UnsafeSouth Bay water officials are urgently trying to lower a reservoir to reduce pressure on a shaky dam.
Newly-Discovered Faults Delay Seismic Retrofit of Anderson Reservoir in Santa Clara CountyThe discovery of new faults near one of the Bay Area's largest dams has pushed back plans for a seismic retrofit to early 2018.
Despite Drought, Aging Anderson Reservoir To Be Drained To Prevent 'Catastrophic' FloodThe idea of completely draining one of the Bay Area’s largest reservoirs of drinking water might be shocking to drought-conscious Californians. But that’s exactly what will happen next year when a seismic retrofit will begin at Anderson Dam and Reservoir near Morgan Hill.