Vallecitos Channel Maintenance Project Notice of Determination

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Alameda County Water District (ACWD)
Document Title
Vallecitos Channel Maintenance Project Notice of Determination
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
The Vallecitos Channel is a critical component of ACWD’s water supply system. The channel is an engineered, unlined, earthen trapezoidal channel that extends nearly 12,000 linear feet from the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) South Bay Aqueduct (SBA) turnout in the upper watershed to Vallecitos Creek near Vallecitos Lane in the lower watershed. The Project area extends from the head of the channel where the SBA emergency culvert outlet is located and extends downstream 7,980 feet. Under existing conditions, the channel requires maintenance. Several locations have experienced severe streambank erosion and bank sheering, thereby reducing the right-of-way width and rendering ACWD's maintenance road impassable. In addition, dense emergent vegetation obstructs flow in several portions of the channel, deflecting flow horizontally, exacerbating bank erosion and resulting in localized flooding. The Project will address bank erosion along Vallecitos Channel by implementing the following treatments: vegetation and sediment management, bioengineering treatments, partial bank rock slope protection (RSP), full bank RSP, and in-kind grouted RSP replacement at drop structures. The Project also includes upland drainage improvements and riparian/wetland habitat enhancement in portions of the channel. Project construction is anticipated to occur between July 2021 and October 2021 and require approximately 13 weeks for construction activities.

Contact Information

Kerri Smyth
Agency Name
Alameda County Water District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


Unincorporated Alameda County
Other Location Info
Vallecitos Channel near Vallecitos Lane in Unincorporated Alameda County

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Alameda County Water District
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Final Environmental Document Available at


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


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