SCOPING MEETING/OPEN HOUSE: Pacheco Reservoir Project

February 24, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

One project currently being evaluated is the proposed expansion of Pacheco Reservoir in southern Santa Clara County. A partnership with the San Benito County Water District and Pacheco Pass Water District, the project will increase the reservoir’s capacity from 5,500 acre-feet to up to 140,000 acre-feet, enough water to supply up to 1.4 million residents for one year during an emergency.

Valley Water issued a Notice of Preparation for an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Pacheco Reservoir Expansion Project (Project) in 2017 and solicited public scoping comments at that time. Valley Water is now inviting you to join us at one of two virtual public scoping meetings to learn the latest news about the scope and content of the Project EIR that Valley Water is preparing. We’re encouraging the public and agencies to provide any additional comments on the scope and content of the EIR. The comments must be submitted in writing as described below.

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, from 1-3 p.m.
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Dial-in +1 669 900 9128
Webinar ID: 919 2110 7970

The meetings will include a detailed presentation, open house and an opportunity for you to ask questions. Valley Water will stream the meetings on Facebook Live: Video recordings of the meetings will be posted on the project web page at

The presentation has been posted at

Valley Water is accepting written comments regarding the scope and content of the environmental impact report through March 12, 2021 at 5 p.m. Comments can be submitted via email to or mailed to:

Santa Clara Valley Water District
Attn: Todd Sexauer
5750 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95118

Please note you don’t have to attend the meetings to submit written comments.