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D8: South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Partnership

This project reuses local sediment from streams flowing into San Francisco Bay to create and rehabilitate habitat in the South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration. The District reuses sediment that has to be removed from streams to maintain their capacity to carry floodwaters. In partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the clean sediment is applied to appropriate locations to improve the success of the South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration effort.


  • Accelerates progress of an important tidal wetland restoration project
  • Reduces disposal costs for sediment that has been removed from local channels to maintain flood carrying capacity
  • Increases space availability in local landfills

Project Status

(As of June 2017)

  1. In FY17, the Stream Maintenance Program (SMP) deposited 85,000 cubic yards (approximately 97,500 tons) of sediment on the Pond A8 levee constructing a gentle slope that will be a good substrate for marsh vegetation to grow on. No site improvements were needed to transport and place sediment to Pond A8 in FY17.


Key Performance Indicators

  1. Establish agreement with FWS to reuse sediment at locations to improve the success of Salt Pond restoration activities.
  2. Construct site improvements up to $4 million to allow for transportation and placement of future sediment.

Priority D-200

Project Information

StatusAdjusted (schedule adjustment)
Project StartFY 2014
Project FinishFY 2028
Safe Clean Water
Program funding

$4.1 M**

(2015 Dollars)

**More financial information: 5-Year Implementation Plan, pages: 19-27

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