Transforming Urban Water Initiative
From Gray to Green Shorelines
Overall Project Objective
The PAHLP project will engage communities and technical experts to design and permit a multi-benefit horizontal levee adjacent to the RWQCP. The project will restore critical habitat, support watershed adaptation to climate change, and improve water quality.
This project is a part of the Transforming Urban Water Initiative.
- Restore rare and historic transitional habitat along the Bay’s shoreline for special status species.
- Adapt to sea level rise by providing a vegetated slope that will support freshwater plants to build organic soils to keep pace with and allow wetland habitat to migrate up slope with rising water levels.
- Provide polishing treatment of tertiary-treated wastewater.
- Engage diverse populations of residents and interested stakeholders in sea level rise adaptation, habitat restoration, and shoreline planning activities.
Watch the recent project webinar from November 16, 2021, “Sharing Space: Balancing Public Access and Habitat Enhancement at the Palo Alto Horizontal Levee Pilot Project”.