Water Seeks Its Own LevelWater in Alviso is a complex issue that touches on the environment, economics, and life safety. Already susceptible to flooding, Alviso's situation was worsened by regional development. Hard paving, which prevented water absorption into the ground, and increased groundwater pumping caused the water table to drop. As a result, the land subsided, and Alviso dropped 13 feet over the last 100 years. Situated below sea level, it became even more vulnerable to flooding.
|Series||This marker is part of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail series|
|Placed By||Santa Clara County Parks and the Santa Clara Valley Water District|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 7:47am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 590266 N 4143076|
|Decimal Degrees||37.43011667, -121.97973333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 25.807', W 121° 58.784'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 25' 48.42" N, 121° 58' 47.04" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||408, 650|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 490 Mills St, Sunnyvale CA 94089, US|
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