While the project serves as a great restoration opportunity providing significant impact on the ability of the fish to migrate back and forth and re-establish threatened aquatic life, it also allows the continued management of water resources in the Alameda Creek that serves as a major water source for the local area, providing 40% of the water supply for over 357,000 people and numerous businesses in Fremont, Newark and Union City. As one of the founding members of the Alameda Creek Fisheries Restoration Workgroup, the District has collaborated with multiple stakeholders since 1999 on efforts to benefit Central California Coast Steelhead. The Workgroup includes members from advocacy, water management, consulting, environmental, government and educational groups with interests in the Alameda Creek watershed and steelhead trout restoration. It is a testament that careful planning and meaningful partnerships can result in real advancements for the environment while protecting our area’s water supplies for years to come.
- Shane O’Nesky - Mr. O’Nesky was the Project Manager for Alameda County Water District on the Rubber Dam 3 Fishway project. He has served as a Project Manager for the past 20 years. In addition to working on other fish passage and fish screen projects for ACWD, he has managed projects to install production well equipment, expand desalination plants, upgrade PLC stations, and implement the clean energy program. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC Davis, and holds a Professional Engineering license in Mechanical Engineering.
- Dave Latona – Mr. Latona was the Construction Manager for the Alameda County Water District Rubber Dam 3 Fishway project. Dave has over 18years experience in construction management having managed large scale water projections consisting of ecological habit restoration, environmental remediation, conveyance and treatment facilities.