Trail Restoration brings back the Detour through August 2018
The contractor for Santa Clara Valley Water District, PMK Contractors, will be working to restore the Stevens Creek Trail between Yuba Drive and El Camino Real from July 10 through the end of August 2018. Starting on Monday, July 10, 2018, trail users should expect to be detoured around this area onto El Camino Real and Yuba Drive. Here's a picture of that detour route.
This all began back on Presidents Day weekend in 2017 when huge rainfalls swelled the creek to over 900 cubic feet per second of flow. The wet ground caused some trees to topple into the creek which then diverted the flow into the creek bank and it started to erode away, eventually taking about 25 feet of the bank out. This led to closure of the trail and the imposition of the detour.
The city of Mountain View managed to come up with an improved detour in partnership with the adjacent hotel, but during last summer, the creek bank collapsed further and even threatened to take out more trees and the detoured section of trail. So, late in the summer of 2017 the Santa Clara Valley Water District performed emergency repairs to shore up the bank and lay the ground work for the permanent repair that will now take place.
You can read more about the closure and see pictures of the collapse in
the August 24th MV Voice article, Water District declares emergency for Stevens Creek Trail"
the September 14th MV Voice article, "Fix on the way for crumbling creek trail".
Additional and updated information may also be available on the City of Mountain View's Trails page.
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