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Project: Lower Walnut Creek Restoration Project

Description: Funding for this project will be used to improve habitat connectivity by widening the marsh corridor along the Walnut Creek channel and helping to fill a nearly mile-wide gap between two large historic tidal marshes on either side of the site along the shoreline of Suisun Bay.

Reference Number: 3600BQ2096013

Implemented By: Contra Costa County Flood Control District

Objective: Restore and enhance wetlands to improve ecological function and habitat; maintain appropriate level of flood protection; allow for public access, education, and recreational opportunities; and create sustainable habitat that reduces greenhouse gases and can adapt to future environmental changes.

Type: Restoration, Recreation/Access/Interpretation, Monitoring, Infrastructure Improvement, Research/Planning (including Science)

Total Cost: $1,350,000.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 3/15/2024    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties:

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Water Quality, Ecosystem Restoration and Fish Protection Facilities - Delta10/28/2020$1,350,000.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
RestorationEcosystem: Coastal Habitat170acres restored/assessed/managed
RestorationEcosystem: Lowland Floodplains and Bypassess25acres restored/assessed/managed
RestorationEcosystem: Shallow Water/ Marsh/ Wetland Habitat20acres restored/assessed/managed
RestorationEcosystem: Upland Habitat90acres restored/assessed/managed
Recreation/Access/InterpretationNew/Improved Coastal Access  
MonitoringAt-risk Species Monitoring/Assessment  
MonitoringLevee Evaluation/Inspection  
Infrastructure ImprovementNew Levee Construction0.66miles of levee constructed
Research/Planning (including Science)Subsidence Reversal/Carbon Sequestration  

Water Action Plan Target

Achieve the Co-Equal Goals for the DeltaAction Description
Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description
Manage and Prepare for Dry PeriodsAction Description
Increase Flood ProtectionAction Description


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