The County is collaborating with Redwood City, Menlo Park, Atherton, California Coastal Conservancy, and Cargill to identify flood management solutions for flooding of the Bayfront Canal and Atherton Channel. The conceptual design proposes rerouting Bayfront Canal (after it converges with Atherton Channel) into the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project. This will provide a managed storage area for floodwaters, relieving the adjacent communities from frequent and nuisance flooding.
This planning effort will involve working with multiple stakeholders including Cities of Belmont and San Carlos, and CCAG, and potentially private entities to develop flood risk reduction solutions. Work will involve public outreach, coordination with regulatory agencies, and consultant coordination and contract management.
The County is collaborating with local agencies to develop a regional flood risk reduction comprehensive plan. The goal is to develop recommendations that inform the City of San Bruno, City of South San Francisco, City and County of San Francisco, the County of San Mateo, and the San Mateo County on feasible flood risk reduction alternatives and adaptive management actions for San Bruno Creek, Colma Creek, and Navigable Slough.