Stanley Boulevard, Iron Horse Trail, Arroyo Mocho, Isabel Avenue
This project takes an innovative approach to flood protection by using natural elements (e.g., stones, trees, and shrubs) to roughen the channel to compenstate the removal of existing energy dissipators. This project will also remove fish barriers through this reach of the Arroyo Mocho, while restoring and enhancing riparian habitat.
This project will remove the Dragon’s Teeth structure and four rip-rap style grade control structures in Arroyo Mocho between Murrieta Blvd and Isabel Avenue. The project will also roughen the channel using key and crest stones, native trees, and shrubs to compensate for the loss in energy dissipation structures, which will serve to develop a greater variety of aquatic ecosystem habitat.
The project also includes approximately 6,000 feet of riparian enhancement along both banks of the Arroyo Mocho flood control channel.
Depends on availability of grant funding
Drinking Water Supply
Water Quality Improvement
Habitat Protection and Restoration
This project improves the stream corridor for fish migration by removing known fish barriers, while also enhancing and restoring riparian habitat.
This project supports groundwater recharge, which will increase long-term drought preparedness by sustaining the local groundwater basin.
This stretch of the Arroyo Mocho is located alongside a future connector to the iron horse trail, which the City of Livermore intends to open to the public. The project also provides riparian habitat that will benefit ecosystem and recreational uses.
Friends of the Arroyos, City of Livermore, Livermore Area Recreation and Parks District, Alameda County Transportation Authority, Iron Horse Trail
Yes, depending on grant funding available
Environmental and habitat protection and improvement, Recreation and public access