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At this time, ACWD is not operating any facilities in Alameda Creek. The current low flow conditions in the creek are a result of natural conditions.During dry years like this one, it is natural to see low water levels in local streams, ponds and lakes.
ACWD understands and shares the public’s concerns expressed about the fate of the fish in the ponds and creek beds as they dry due to weather conditions. The District has been in contact with local fisheries biologists and the Department of Fish and Wildlife about this issue. Because the impacted fish are an invasive, non-native species not protected by the Fish and Game Code, the fish will not be relocated.
Ongoing monitoring of the ponds and creek beds will continue in response to natural weather conditions.
ACWD will begin the process of developing a climate change adaption plan in the coming years, and will include actions such as targeting conservation measures to reduce hot-weather water demands and developing alternative operational plans for existing facilities to accommodate changing weather patterns and, most critically, sea-level rise.
ACWD seeks to adapt to climate change and provide reliable water in the future, while optimizing operations and containing costs today.
Urban Water Management Plan - Chapter 3