Current Fish Passage & Related Projects

Public Notices on Current Fish Passage & Related Projects

Frequently Asked Questions


Rubber Dam No. 3 Fish Ladderrubber dam no 3 fish ladder

This project includes the design and installation of a fish ladder along the northern embankment of the Alameda Creek Flood Control Channel around ACWD's Rubber Dam No. 3. The fish ladder will help facilitate fish migration past the lower section of Alameda Creek.

Location

In the City of Fremont, within the Alameda Creek Flood Control Channel in the vicinity of Mission Boulevard and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks.
Location Map. (PDF)

Status

Construction and testing is nearing completion.

Funding

To financially support this project the District has been awarded $3,000,000 from the California Natural Resources Agency, $500,000 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, $825,000 from the State of California Coastal Conservancy, and $750,000 from the United States Bureau of Reclamation.


Completion

Anticipated Completion: 2019
Project Manager: Shane O'Nesky
Email Shane O'Nesky
Phone: 510-668-4489

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Rubber Dam No. 1 & Flood Control Drop Structure Fish Ladderrubber Dam 1 fish ladder

This project includes the design and installation of a fish ladder along the northern embankment of the Alameda Creek Flood Control Channel over ACWD's Rubber Dam No. 1 and BART weir. This is a joint project between the Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, and ACWD. The fish ladder will help facilitate fish migration in the lower section of Alameda Creek.

Location

In the City of Fremont, within the Alameda Creek Flood Control Channel at the flood control drop structure (BART weir) adjacent to the Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area.
Location Map (PDF)

Status

The project is in the construction phase. See a 3D model of the fish ladder on YouTube.

Funding

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation awarded $500,000 and the California Department of Fish and Game awarded $1,000,000 to the District as financial support for this project.

Commencement

Anticipated Construction: 2019
Project Manager: Therese Wooding
Email Therese Wooding 
Phone: 510-668-4483

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Shinn Pond Fish ScreenShinn Pond Fish Screen Photo
This project includes the construction of new diversion pipelines and cylindrical fish screens that will replace the existing unscreened diversion pipes. The fish screen system will consist of several self-cleaning cylindrical screens with a track system on concrete pads along the bank of the Alameda Creek Flood Control Channel and will prevent juvenile steelhead trout from being trapped in Shinn Pond. The screened diversion facility will be used to divert water from the ACFCC to Shinn Pond. The project also includes security fencing, controls, and modification of the trail around the facility.

Location

In the City of Fremont, along the north side of the ACFCC upstream of Alameda County Water District Rubber Dam No. 1.
Location Map (PDF)

Status

The project is in the construction phase.

Funding

The District received $445,000 in financial support for this project from the California Department of Fish and Game Fisheries Restoration Grant Program. The grant was also used to fund the Kaiser Pond Fish Screen Project.

Commencement

Anticipated Construction: 2019
Project Manager: Shane O'Nesky
Email Shane O'Nesky
Phone: 510-668-4489

Additional Project Information

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The views and conclusions contained on this page are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of any entity that provides funds to the Alameda County Water District through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Contract, including the U.S. Government and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute their endorsement by any such entity, the U.S. Government or the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

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