What's This Web-site All About?
There is a long history of attempts by various parties to solve the problems along the upper portion of what is known as "Adobe Creek - Reach 5".
This is just a small section of the Adobe Creek whose headwaters rise in the coastal range behind Los Altos and
Los Altos Hills. Reach 5 (which adjoins reaches 4 and 6 as you would expect)
is located on the border between these two cities, roughly at the point where the creek crosses Edith Avenue
at the entrance to Los Altos Hills coming from downtown Los Altos.
The "upper" portion of Reach 5 that is the main focus
of this project is the upstream portion of Reach 5 starting at where the Edith Avenue bridge crosses the creek, and then stretching downstream
approximately half-way to where it goes under Foothill Expressway - a map showing this may be seen by clicking here.
Formation of "The Adobe Creek Watershed Group"
After previous efforts had resulted
in failure to achieve a mutually acceptable design, a group of residents calling itself
The Adobe Creek Watershed Group was created by neighbors
and concerned residents of Adobe Creek in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills
to address issues of flooding, erosion and habitat loss. The intent is to
achieve a solution acceptable to all parties by collaborating closely with the Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD),
The City of Los Altos, and the Town of Los Altos Hills as principal partners.
The hope is that by involving all the stakeholders in a continuous collaborative process, ultimately a design
and subsequent implementation will be achieved that meets with everybody's requirements.
Purpose of this website
This website is intended for immediate neighbors of this section of the creek as well as residents at large -
to provide a repository of information and related source documents about current status and efforts
on the journey to finding a solution.
By clicking the buttons above you should be able to find the most pertinent documents that reflect the current
status of the effort and how we got there. These range from very informal working documents to more formal papers,
and include items such as maps, sketches, photographs, agendas for meetings, lists of action items, and other miscellanea.
It is important to realize that this is a collection of information that is evolving over time. Nothing on this website
should be construed as "official" or "final" unless it is explicitly labelled as such.