Geology and Natural Hazards
Last modified: 7/16/2013 4:59 PM
Santa Clara County is situated in one of the most geologically active regions in North America. As a matter of public safety, geologic review is required for proposed development on land located within a geologic hazard zone, or any proposed development or ground disturbance that may increase the risk of damage caused by a geologic hazard.
Other natural hazards that are evaluated with land development include wildfires and flooding. The Planning Office coordinates with other agencies in evaluating such hazards.
Link to the Santa Clara Valley Water District site.
Flood Maps (FEMA)
Official flood maps from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Database searchable by street address.