The Estudillo Canal Reconstruction Project will rebuild the aging tide gate structure. A portion of the south levee will be modified to allow high stormwater flows during major storm events. Stormwater will be diverted into adjacent City of San Leandro ponds for temporary storage until that water can flow back into the canal. The completion of this District project, along with a City lead project at Neptune Drive, will enable the submission of a Letter of Map Revision to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to remove the community from a recently mapped 100-year floodplain.
- New, reconstructed tide gate structure with larger rectangular flap gates
- New concrete bridge structure
- South levee modification for improved flood protection
Major Maintenance & Capacity Improvement Project
Construction Start Date
To be determined. The District submitted funding application to FEMA in March 2021 and is awaiting for FEMA’s determination on application approval.
StatusThe design phase has been completed. Both the City of San Leandro and the District have submitted FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding applications. FEMA is still going through the application review process.
- FEMA issued the following Initial Public Notification on May 15, 2023:
Initial Public Notice Letter
- FEMA subsequently issued the following Final Public Notification on June 29, 2023: Final Public Notice Letter
Estudillo Canal reconstruction work is from downstream of Union Pacific Railroad and west of Wicks Boulevard to the bay. The City lead portion of the project is along the shoreline from Marina Boulevard to 300 feet north, just west of Neptune Drive in San Leandro.