Completed Fish Passage & Related Projects

Alameda Creek Pipeline No. 1 Fish Screen

4 fish screens

This project consisted of the installation of a fish screen that included multiple self-cleaning cylindrical fish screens, fencing, control panel and electrical boxes, and a section of new pipe that connected the fish screens pipe manifold to the existing Alameda Creek Pipeline No. 1 diversion pipe. The screen prevents juvenile steelhead trout from being carried into the diversion pipeline and adjacent groundwater recharge pond.

Location

In the City of Fremont, along the north side of the Alameda Creek Flood Control Channel between Mission Boulevard and the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge.

Completion Date

March, 2008

Funding

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation awarded $500,000 to the District as financial support for this project.


Bunting Pond Fish Screen

Bunting pond fish screen

This project included modification of the water diversion intake and installation of a fish screen, fencing, control panel, and trail modification. The fish screen system consists of one self-cleaning cylindrical screen with a track system on a concrete pad along the bank of the Alameda Creek Flood Control Channel (ACFCC). The screen system and diversion intake is used to divert water from the ACFCC to Bunting Pond. The screen will prevent juvenile steelhead trout from being trapped in Bunting Pond.

Location

In the City of Fremont, along the south side of the ACFCC between the Union Pacific Railroad bridge and Alameda Water District Rubber Dam No. 3.

Completion Date

January, 2010

Funding

The California Department of Water Resources awarded $600,000 to the District as financial support for this project.


Rubber Dam No. 2 Decommissioning & Foundation Modification Project

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This project consisted of the removal of the fabric portion of the District's Rubber Dam No. 2 and the removal of a section of the dam's foundation to allow for fish passage in the lower portion of the Alameda Creek Flood Control Channel under low flow conditions.

Location

In the City of Fremont, within the Alameda Creek Flood Control Channel adjacent to the Quarry Lakes Regional Recreational Area.

Completion Date

January, 2010

Funding

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation awarded 500,000 to the District as financial support for this project.

Shinn Pond Gravity Rediversion Pipeline No. 2Shinn

The project consisted of installation of the 54-inch gravity rediversion pipeline with an intake structure in the bank of Shinn Pond, a flow metering vault, isolation gate valve and an outlet structure into Stevenson Pond. In addition, the project included the removal of Shinn Pond Pump Station and grout filling of the abandoned Rock Pond diversion pipeline between the Union Pacific Railroad and Bay Area Rapid Transit tracks.

Completion Date

February 2014


Kaiser Pond Fish ScreenKaiser

The project included the installation of 48-inch diversion pipeline and cylindrical fish screen to replace the existing unscreened diversion. The fish screen system consist of one self-cleaning cylindrical screen with a track system on a concrete pad along the bank of the Alameda Creek Flood Control Channel (ACFCC) to prevent juvenile steelhead trout from being trapped in Kaiser Pond. The screen system and diversion intake is used to divert water from the ACFCC to Kaiser Pond.

Completion Date

February 2014

Funding

The District received $445,000 in financial support for this project from the California Department of Fish and Game Fisheries Restoration Grant Program.


Rubber Dam No. 1 Fabric ReplacementRubber Dam

 Rubber Dam No. 1 was installed in 1971 and is now approaching the end of its useful life. The replacement of Rubber Dam No. 1 will ensure the District's long term ability to maintain and improve the reliability of our critical water diversions from Alameda Creek to the Quarry Lakes Recreational Area for groundwater recharge.

The project will contain the following associated work:
  • Replacement of the dam rubber (fabric) membrane element
  • Replacement of existing dam anchorage

Location

In the City of Fremont, within the Alameda Creek Flood Control Channel upstream of the BART weir and UPRR bridge.
Location Map (PDF)

Completion Date

2015

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