Guide to San Francisco Bay Area Creeks

Alameda Creek

Flood Control Channel

As recently as the 1950s Alameda Creek would flooded out of its main channel and into other distributary channels. These could range from from Mount Eden Creek down to Mowry Slough. Most recent floods were into Crandall Creek and Sanjon de los Alisos. Now the flows of Alameda Creek are held within the flood-control channel, and the rest of the watersheds now carry mostly local urban runoff.

Watershed map, click to enlarge
Alameda Creek, Fremont Region
Alameda Creek, Fremont Region (235k)
Fremont Area Historical Baylands Map

Information Resources:

Alameda Creek Alliance
Alameda Creek Restoration
EBRPD Alameda Creek Trail
Alameda Creek Trail V-tour
Alameda Creek Regional Trail
Steelhead Restoration Potential
Tale of Two Creeks
Alameda Creek -WISE
ACWD, Alameda Watershed
Alameda Creek at Niles Canyon
East Bay Regional Resources

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Lower Alameda Creek Watersheds