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Meeting scheduled Tuesday PM in Fremont re Alameda County Water District’s projects along Alameda Creek

The Alameda County Water District has scheduled a meeting Tuesday to discuss upcoming projects planned along Alameda Creek.

The meeting will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Niles Elementary School, at 37141 2nd St. in Fremont, said Robert Shaver, the District’s assistant general manager.

The Kaiser Fish Screen and Shinn Pond Diverseion Pipeline projects are intended to improve the reliability of the agency’s water supply, and prevent steelhead trout — a protected species — from being trapped in groundwater recharge ponds, Shaver said. Construction for both projects is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2013 and expected to last about a year.

Agency officials will give a presentation on the projects at the meeting, followed by a question-and-answer period, Shaver said.

The Alameda County Water District supplies drinking water to more than 331,000 people in Fremont, Newark and Union City. For more information, call the agency’s Project Hotline at 510-668-4410 or visit www.acwd.org.

Chris DeBenedetti