Sunol and Niles Dam Removal Project

6 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City and County of San Francisco
Document Title
Sunol and Niles Dam Removal Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use

Document Description
The project consists of the partial removal of the Sunol Dam and Niles Dam to allow fish passage and to address liability and public safety issues. In association with the removal of the dams, impounded sediment would either be left in place, or would be off-hauled except for a portion of the sediments to fill in the plunge pools downstream of both dams.

Contact Information
Diana Sokolove
San Francisco Planning Department
Lead/Public Agency
1660 Mission Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone : (415) 558-5971


State Highways
84, 238, 680
Niles Canyon RR (formally
Alameda Creek, Arroyo de la Laguna, Stonybrook Creek, Sinbad Creek, several unnamed drainages
1E, 1W
Other Location Info
City: Sunol Sunol Dam is located in the Niles Canyon reach of Alameda Creek at river mile 16.2. Highway 84 (Niles Canyon Road) parallels the creek through Niles Canyon, and lies to the north of the dam. Niles Dam is located on Alameda Creek at river mile 12.8, near the downstream end of Niles Canyon. Highway 84 (Niles Canyon Road) lies directly adjacent to the dam site.
Other Information
Railways: Southern Pacific).

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Dam)
Local Action
Project Approval
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Noise Public Services Solid Waste Transportation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Energy
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marine Region Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB)

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