East Santa Clara Waterway Enhancement and Maintenance Study

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The area of the East Santa Clara Waterway, south of Hunsaker Lane, has standing water in it nearly year round.

Update (3/5/2020) - City surveyors have completed their work for now and we are looking at the data to fine tune the actions moving forward.

About the Project

The East Santa Clara Waterway (ESCW) is a small tributary stream of the Willamette River, located on the northern edge of the Eugene metropolitan area. The waterway is approximately 2.5 miles in total length andflows northerly through a mix of urban, suburban, and agricultural lands before flowing into the Willamette River.

A defined 3/4-mile section of the ESCW, approximately between Division Avenue and just east of Lenox Road/Salty Way, has been the subject of recent interest by some adjoining property owners, primarily about the perceived risk of flooding.

Due to the challenging physical and jurisdictional characteristics of this waterway, the City and County have partnered to conduct a comprehensive examination of the issues and opportunities, and proposed actions to address them. Since many of the same issues and opportunities exist on other waterways, the examination process and results may be transferable to other locations throughout the Eugene metropolitan area, particularly in north Eugene.

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Update (3/5/2020) - City surveyors have completed their work for now and we are looking at the data to fine tune the actions moving forward.

About the Project

The East Santa Clara Waterway (ESCW) is a small tributary stream of the Willamette River, located on the northern edge of the Eugene metropolitan area. The waterway is approximately 2.5 miles in total length andflows northerly through a mix of urban, suburban, and agricultural lands before flowing into the Willamette River.

A defined 3/4-mile section of the ESCW, approximately between Division Avenue and just east of Lenox Road/Salty Way, has been the subject of recent interest by some adjoining property owners, primarily about the perceived risk of flooding.

Due to the challenging physical and jurisdictional characteristics of this waterway, the City and County have partnered to conduct a comprehensive examination of the issues and opportunities, and proposed actions to address them. Since many of the same issues and opportunities exist on other waterways, the examination process and results may be transferable to other locations throughout the Eugene metropolitan area, particularly in north Eugene.

View final reportView study overview and goalsView Implementation Timeline
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Waterway conditions

about 1 year

Please share what you're seeing along the waterway, especially after large rain events or prolonged periods without rain. 

Drop a pin, explain the conditions and share a picture if possible. It will help us better understand what's happening in the waterway.