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Altamont Creek Improvement (R1-1)

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Sponsoring Agency Zone 7 Water Agency
Subregions ('East Bay',)
Counties Alameda
Watershed Tributary Alameda Creek Watershed
Public or private land? ('Public', 'Private')
Location (lat/lon) 37.721968, -121.710488
Start Date Depends on available grant funding
End Date Depends on available grant funding
Location Description Altamont Creek, Broadmoor Street, Vasco Road, Laughlin Road, Brushy Peak/Del Valle Trail
Altamont Creek Improvement (R1-1)

This project will provide for connecting two existing trails from Broadmoor Street to Vasco Road and Laughlin Road to Brushy Peak/Del Valle Trail. In addition conduct sediment management activites thorugh construction of a sedimentation basin in Altamont Creek upstream of Laughlin Road Crossings and removing sediment along 145 feet of Altamont creek to restore channel capacity.  As environmental mitigation, creation of 1.2 acres of wetlands is included.

Depends on available grant funding
Drinking Water Supply
Water Quality Improvement
Water Reuse/Recycling
Stormwater Improvements
Groundwater Benefits
Habitat Protection and Restoration
Flood Protection
This project removes sediment to maintain existing flood protection capacity, while constructing new wetlands to help improve water quality and habitat protection and restoration.
City of Livermore, Livermore Area Recreation and Park District, and the County Mosquito Abatement District.
Yes, pending grant funding.
Yes, as developing additional wetlands will help slow, spread, and sink stormwater runoff.
Environmental and habitat protection and improvement, Flood management, Recreation and public access, Wetlands enhancement and creation
Flood Protection & Stormwater Management

Part 2 - Detail

Stream Management Master Plan

Stream Management Master Plan, 2006.

Livermore Valley Groundwater Basin

The purpose is to maintain existing flood protection system, while providing environmental enhancements and connectivity between existing trails.

a. Restores a more natural stream hydrology in Altamont creek

b. Provides trail connectivity along Altamont Creek

c. Maintains regional flood protection during 100-year events

Increases Water Supply Reliability
Advances/ Expands Conjunctive Management of Multiple Water Supply Sources
Increases Water Use and/or Reuse Efficiency
Provides Additional Water Supply
Promotes Water Quality Protection
Reduces Water Demand
Advances/Expands Water Recycling
Promotes Urban Runoff Reuse
Addresses Sea Level Rise
Addresses other Anticipated Climate Change Impact (e.g. through water management system modifications)
Improves Flood Control (e.g. through wetlands restoration, management, protection)
Promotes Habitat Protection
Establishes Migration Corridors
Re-establishes River-Floodplain Hydrologic Continuity
Re-introduces Anadromous Fish Populations to Upper Watersheds
Enhances and Protects Upper Watershed Forests and Meadow Systems
Other (Please Describe)
Increases Water Use Efficiency or Promotes Energy-Efficient Water Demand Reduction
Improves Water System Energy Efficiency
Advances/Expands Water Recycling
Promotes Urban Runoff Reuse
Promotes Use of Renewable Energy Sources
Contributes to Carbon Sequestration (e.g. through vegetation growth)
Other (Please Describe)
(low) - (high)
Drought Preparedness
Use and Reuse Water More Efficiently
Climate Change Response Actions (Adaptation to Climate Change, Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Reduce Energy Consumption)
Expand Environmental Stewardship
Practice Integrated Flood Management
Protect Surface and Groundwater Quality
Improve Tribal Water and Natural Resources
Ensure Equitable Distribution of Benefits
Reduce Reliance on the Bay-Delta
Reduce Water Demand
Improved Operational Efficiency and Transfers
Increase Water Supply
Improve Water Quality
Improve Flood Management
Practice Resources Stewardship
Other Strategies (Please Describe)
Groundwater Management Plan
Urban Water Management Plan
Water Meter Requirements
Groundwater Monitoring Requirements
AB 1420 Compliance
BMP Compliance
CEQA Compliance
Water supply reliability, water conservation and water use efficiency
Stormwater capture, storage, clean-up, treatment, and management
Removal of invasive non-native species, the creation and enhancement of wetlands, and the acquisition, protection, and restoration of open space and watershed lands
Non-point source pollution reduction, management and monitoring
Groundwater recharge and management projects
Contaminant and salt removal through reclamation, desalting, and other treatment technologies and conveyance of reclaimed water for distribution to users
Water banking, exchange, reclamation and improvement of water quality
Planning and implementation of multipurpose flood management programs
Watershed protection and management
Drinking water treatment and distribution
Ecosystem and fisheries restoration and protection
Reduced Reliance on the Bay-Delta
Projects that directly address a critical water quality or supply issue in a DAC
Urban water suppliers implementing certain BMPs as on page 17 of Guidelines
Be designed to manage stormwater runoff to reduce flood damage (PRC §5096.827)
Be consistent with the applicable Regional Water Quality Control Plans (Basin Plans) (PRC §5096.827)
Not be a part of the State Plan of Flood Control (SPFC) (PRC §5096.827)

Project team

Part 3 - Benefits