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Savedadspoint.org is concerned with the health, management and conservation of Dad’s Point, Atherton Cove, Smith Canal and Pixie Woods.
Savedadspoint.org responded to comments made by San Joaquin Area Flood Control Agency (SJAFCA) with an advertisement in The Record on Tuesday, May 14. Click the image below to view.
Save Dad’s Point was the subject of a Public Meeting on Thursday, May 1, 2014 which was featured on Fox 40 News.
Our public meeting on May 1st provided information regarding alternate proposals to the planned Smith Canal Closure Structure (The Gate).
The Gate will be a 14 foot high, dual steel sheet pile structure from the end of Dad’s Point to the 8th tee at Stockton Golf & Country Club. It will have a 50 foot opening that would only be closed during flood conditions in the Delta. Dad’s point would become a levee, with 14 foot high single sheet pile walls at the boat launch and the end near the proposed gate. The cost of the gate was reported at the April Reclamation District 1614 Meeting to be currently estimated at $36,000,000. Two alternates (Atherton Cove Levee to ULDC Gate at $54,000,000; Two Gates at $48,000,000) were also proposed for consideration. The construction of The Gate brings up many issues: Negatively impacting views, boating and commercial navigation impacted, water quality impacted, habitat will be degraded, fishing access will be reduced, the required right of way will take extensive effort, money and time, operation costs, and jurisdictional issues.
A proposal that was submitted to the San Joaquin Area Flood Control Agency (SJAFCA) by Green Mountain Engineering (GME) consisted of improving the levees along the Atherton Cove, the north bank of Smith Canal (Reclamation District 1614) and the one mile levee along the south bank of Smith Canal (Reclamation District 828). A vinyl sheetpile wall would be installed in the waterway and backfilled with dredge fill. The Smith Canal and Atherton Cove would be dredged about 2 feet in depth, the goal being to create an acceptable Right of Way with a waterside bench that will over-strengthen the levee and provide an area for the Reclamation District to inspect and perform repairs on the levee. This proposal would greatly reduce maintenance costs to the levee, provide landowners along the levee more “dry” land and Save Dad’s Point and Pixie Woods at a lower cost of $32,000,000.
Please be sure to sign our petition below: “No Gate! Save Dad’s Point! Save Pixie Woods!”
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