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Valley Water’s Flood Control Project is designed specifically to prevent flooding in the Coyote Creek community. This is the wake of the catastrophic flooding of San Jose’s Rock Springs neighborhood in 2017. Back then, Hien Nguyen, a Rock Springs resident, found herself trapped by the rapidly rising floodwaters. … Nguyen says it’s taken her and her neighbors years to recover. It’s something she hopes never to experience again, and if Valley Water’s $115 million project works as promised, she shouldn’t have to. … 2017, much like this year, was an exceptionally wet winter. Anderson Reservoir filled and then spilled over for the first time in years, and as impressive as the images were, they spelled trouble for communities downstream.