Sunol and Niles Dam Removal Project

6 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2004072049
Lead Agency
San Francisco, City and County of (City and County of San Francisco)
Document Title
Sunol and Niles Dam Removal Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
4/14/2006
Present Land Use
Dams

Document Description
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is proposing to partially remove Sunol and Niles Dam. There are three primary and equal project objectives: 1) Remove barriers to fish passage in keeping with the Alameda Creek Fisheries Restoration Workgroup goal of restoring a self-sustaining population of steelhead to the Alameda Creek watershed. 2) Reduce or eliminate an existing public safety hazard and related SFPUC risk management concerns. 3) Perform dam removal in an environmentally sensitive manner.

Contact Information
Diana Sokolove
San Francisco City and County Planning Department
1660 Mission Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94103-2414

Phone : (415) 558-5971

Location

Counties
Alameda
Regions
Unincorporated
State Highways
84, 238, 680
Railways
Niles Canyon RR, UPRR
Schools
Sunol Glen Elementary School
Waterways
Alameda Creek, Arroyo de la Laguna, Stonybrook Creek, Sinbad Creek, several unnamed drainages
Township
4S
Range
1E, 1W
Section
7, 10
Other Location Info
City: Fremont 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.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
City and County of San Francisco
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Final EIR Available Location
1600 Mission Street, Suite 500 San Francisco, CA 94103-2414

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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