San Francisquito Creek - Joint Powers Authority



San Francisquito Creek - Joint Powers Authority




This website is the home of the San Francisquito Creek - Joint Powers Authority. After years of unsuccessful efforts to deal with creek flooding, five local agencies from two counties—the cities of Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and East Palo Alto, the County of San Mateo, and the Santa Clara Valley Water District—joined together to create this new regional government agency. The agency’s goals are to transform San Francisquito Creek from a divisive liability into a unifying asset. The agency works to address the cities’ flooding, environmental and recreational concerns. In doing so, the agency plans, designs, and implements projects from the upper watershed to tidal marshes. The agency is currently focused on three primary projects: 1) Upstream of Highway 101 Project, 2) S.F. Bay to Highway 101 Project, and 3) SAFER Bay and Sea Level Rise. Through this website one can access detailed project documents such as Feasibility Studies and information on local meetings.

Climate Impact Tags

Flooding Sea level rise

Adaptation Planning Guide Phases

Phase 4: Implement, Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust

Resource Type Tags

Communication or educational material Project or example


Extent: San Mateo County, Santa Clara County


Last updated: Sept. 29, 2023