The Anderson Dam earthquake-proofing project will take at least two years longer and cost much more than initially planned.
In preparation for a series of storms, local agencies have stocked up on sandbags and are monitoring rivers and creeks for debris blockages.
Victims of last year’s Coyote Creek flood held a second news conference last week to talk about why they’re suing local agencies.
Some 150 victims of the 2017 Coyote Creek flood are suing San Jose, Santa Clara County and the Santa Clara Valley Water District.
Since an historic flood in February, San Jose and the water district have spent the past nine months bolstering defenses against future disasters.
A national search for a new Santa Clara Valley Water District chief netted an empty catch, so the agency will stick with a familiar face.
Silicon Valley’s flood protection agency might have prevented the Anderson Dam from overflowing earlier this year, but failed to act.
President Trump this week approved federal disaster aid to Santa Clara County and other parts of California affected by February floods.