Flooding Shuts Down Part of Santa Clara Trail

By HANNAH ALBARAZI Bay City News
|  Thursday, Feb 6, 2014  |  Updated 12:18 PM PDT
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Flooding Shuts Down Part of Santa Clara Trail

A three-mile stretch of the San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail in Santa Clara closed on Thursday because of flooding.

Santa Clara Public Works Department spokesman Chuck Quanz said employees shut down the trail between Scott Boulevard and state Highway 237 at about 8 a.m. after workers reported seeing up to two feet of water covering parts of the trail, which is frequented by bicyclists and pedestrians.

While the creek level has dropped from its highest level later in the day, the Public Works Department is continuing to monitor the situation, as more rainfall is expected over the weekend.

Quanz said the section of the trail that is closed floods frequently. Most flooding occurs when the city receives over a quarter-inch of steady rainfall.

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