Green Family Reservoir Project – Summit area of Santa Cruz County

Issue: The construction of a previously approved reservoir went beyond the size and scope of what was originally approved. Years later, the property owner was interested in obtaining full approval for the completed project. The earthen levee around part of 1.5-acre reservoir was never inspected. Levee failure would result in flooding a nearby arterial County road.

The project reservoir at the Green property

Solution: Prepared an application for a new Grading Permit. Coordinated the work of the land surveyor, civil engineer and draftsperson working on the project to result in a plan that was accepted by staff in two County departments‚ąíPlanning and Public Works. The reservoir is now certified as geologically safe and also provides a fire fighting resource and a visually aesthetic amenity for the property.