Levee repairs will help protect flood-prone neighborhood in East Palo Alto

A $165,000 levee repair project along San Francisquito Creek in East Palo Alto has been completed.

The creek overflowed in December and sent mud and debris onto Woodland Avenue, damaging homes and threatening PG&E infrastructure.

The damaged section of Woodland Avenue has since been resurfaced and reopened, and the exposed slope of the creek bank has been shored up with mesh, rock and installation of a new concrete dike, community development director John Doughty said.

Additional work is needed, including more fixes to the levees. The eventual cost of the project could reach $2 million, and East Palo Alto is continuing to pursue financing options for the remainder of the work, Doughty said.

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