On February 23, 2016, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved $6.2 million over three years to begin to address flood risks in areas with cross-jurisdictional challenges. This launched the Flood Resilience Program, a team of two fully dedicated staff to hire consultants to design and implement flood resilience projects, seek grant funding, and collaborate with interested cities and other County water initiatives. Since its inception, the Program has partnered with multiple jurisdictions to build a repeatable and sustainable process for prioritizing and implementing flood resilience projects.
Under the Program's leadership, these "Collaboratives" can leverage local agency relationships, share decision-making responsibilities, enable potential funding partnerships, and apply for grant funding for the ultimate goal of improved project development. The Program's current projects include: Bayfront Canal and Atherton Channel Flood Management and Habitat Restoration, Belmont Creek Flood Management Plan, Navigable Slough Feasibility Study, and the County-wide Flood Monitoring and Emergency Response Project.
The County is working with the cities of South San Francisco and San Bruno to determine improvements to Navigable Slough, a tidally influenced tributary to Colma Creek.... ViewView Navigable Slough Feasibility Study