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D8: South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Partnership

Project D8 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, the clean sediment is applied to appropriate locations to improve the success of the South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration effort.


Benefits

  • 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 July 2016)

  1. Developed Sediment Reuse agreement and finalized signed agreement with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (May 8, 2014). Moving forward, the Santa Clara Valley Water District will deliver sediment for disposal and reuse to the South Bay Salt Ponds at locations designated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Key Performance Indicators

  1. Establish agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reuse sediment at locations to improve the success of Salt Pond restoration activities (Signed May 2014)
  2. Construct site improvements up to $4 million to allow for transportation and placement of future sediment
 

Priority D-200

Project Information

Project Start FY 2014
Project Finish FY 2028
Safe Clean Water
Program funding

$4.1 M**

(2015 Dollars)

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


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