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Water District to Hold Meeting On Creek Water Supply and Fish Passage Projects

The informational meeting will be held Tuesday, Dec. 18.

From the Alameda County Water District

The Alameda County Water District (ACWD) announced today it will host an informational meeting regarding Alameda Creek water supply and fish passage projects on Tuesday, December 18 from 6:30 PM to 8 p.m. at Niles Elementary School in Fremont.

The Kaiser Fish Screen and Shinn Pond Diversion Pipeline projects are scheduled to begin in the spring of 2013 with construction lasting approximately one year.

“These projects will improve water supply reliability and prevent juvenile steelhead trout – a protected species – from being trapped in groundwater recharge ponds,” said Robert Shaver, ACWD Assistant General Manager.  “The informational meeting will allow District staff to inform residents of the temporary impacts these projects will have on area recreation,” Shaver went on to say.

Meeting agenda items will include:

  • Why the projects are being undertaken.
  • How impacts to Alameda Creek Trail users, Quarry Lakes users, and home-owners will be minimized.
  • How to receive project updates.
  • A question and answer session.

For additional project information, call the Project Hotline at (510) 668-4410 or visit www.acwd.org.  

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For nearly 100 years, the Alameda County Water District has supplied water to the residents and businesses of southern Alameda County. ACWD supplies drinking water to the more than 331,000 people living in the cities of Fremont, Newark, and Union City. For more information, please visit www.acwd.org

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