Guadalupe - Coyote

Resource Conservation District

Fisheries And Aquatic Habitat Collaborative Effort (FAHCE)


The FAHCE settlement agreement was negotiated to resolve disputes regarding the Santa Clara Valley Water District's (SCVWD) use of its water rights on Coyote, Guadalupe, and Stevens Creeks in Santa Clara County.  The parties to the agreement are Guadalupe-Coyote Resource Conservation District (GCRCD), SCVWD, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, California Department of Fish and Game, Trout Unlimited, Pacific Coast Federation of Fisherman's Associations, California Trout, Inc., San Francisco Bay Urban Creeks Council and Northern California Council of Federation of Fly Fishers.  Although the agreement was initialed by all parties in 2003, it is not scheduled to be signed until after SCVWD obtains approval of the required water rights change petition, which it filed with the State Water Resources Control Board in 2015 and for which it still is completing the required environmental documents necessary to advance to a hearing.

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