Why are the creek and pond levels so low, and how will this impact fish?
Spring 2013 represents the regions driest conditions on record. As a result, water levels in Grau and Snell Ponds (at Niles Community Park) are at historic lows.

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.

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1. What is the purpose of the projects along Alameda Creek?
2. Why is ACWD concerned about fish in Alameda Creek?
3. How will these projects improve fish passage?
4. Who is involved?
5. When and where will construction take place?
6. What construction impacts can be expected?
7. How will construction traffic be managed?
8. Will the Alameda Creek Trail be closed during construction?
9. Will dogs still be allowed in Shinn Meadow?
10. Will fishing be impacted at Quarry Lakes or Shinn Pond?
11. What is the cost of these projects and how will they be funded?
12. What are the environmental impacts of this project?
13. Why are the creek and pond levels so low, and how will this impact fish?
14. How can I get more information?