Initially constructed in the 1980's as part of a residential development, Ardenwood Creek was designed to drain water from the urban and suburban areas of Fremont to a complex of marshes at the foot of the Coyote Hills Regional Park before flowing through a one-way tide gate structure through Alameda Creek south levee. Since its construction, the creek channel has collected significant sediment deposition and bank erosion. Cattails have also aggressively invaded the creek, resulting in reduced flow capacity below the as-built design condition.
The project, overseen by the Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, will includes excavation and recontouring of the earthen channel and culvert crossing improvements at Ardenwood Boulevard and Paseo Padre Parkway. The goals of the project are to restore the flood control capacity from Tupelo Street to approximately 2,000 feet downstream of Paseo Padre Parkway and create a more diverse assemblage of riparian and seasonal wetland habitats while further enhancing the existing wetland habitat.construction restore.