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San Francisco Bay Delta

South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project: Planning Phase at Southern Eden Landing

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This project will complete the design and permits necessary to restore 1,300 acres of tidal wetlands, create approximately 83 acres of upland transition zone, provide an estimated 3.5 miles of shoreline protection, and prepare for the ability to receive dredged material to accelerate wetlands restoration at the Eden Landing Ecological Reserve. The project site consists of four former salt production ponds located between Old Alameda Creek and the Alameda Creek Flood Control Channel in Union City. This is one of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project Phase II actions.

Project Facts

Recipient: Ducks Unlimited
Funding: $500,000 (non-federal match = $500,000), FFY: 2017
Project Period: September 2017 – December 2021
Partners: California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California State Coastal Conservancy, South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project, Save the Bay, Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Cargill, and PG&E

Environmental Results Summary: Southern Eden Landing Tidal Wetland Restoration

OUTPUTS (Activities, efforts, and/or work product during project period)

OUTCOMES (Environmental results)

(1-5 yrs)


Complete permit applications

Complete 60% and 100% design

Plan for dredged material import

Plan and design for restoration of 1,300 acres of tidal wetland and 83 acres of upland transition zone

Restoration of 1,300 acres of former salt production ponds E1, E2, E4, and E7 back to tidal wetland

Construction of approximately 83 acres of wetland to upland transition zone

Improved flood protection for 593 acres of surrounding community

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