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Construction crews work last week on the flood detention basin project at McKelvey Park in Mountain View. In a deal with the city, the Santa Clara Valley Water District is funding several park improvements, including new bleachers, sports fields and a mini-park with a playground, in exchange for permission to construct the 18-foot deep basin at the park site. The basin is designed to accommodate a 100-year flood, according to water district officials.
Santa Clara Valley Water District officials reported last week that the McKelvey Park Detention Basin Project is making “significant progress” despite the record year of rain delaying work.
According to Gary Kremen, a board member who represents District 7, which covers Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View, the work is targeted for completion by late July.