Alhambra Creek Watershed Management Plan
A Users Manual
Prepared by: Alhambra Creek Watershed Planning Group
First Addition, April 2001
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Due to the large size of the document, it is divided into several PDF files.
The Plan is also available on CD ROM.
Unfortunately, the Appendices are not available in electronic form.
The Appendices can be borrowed from Contra Costa RCD.
PDF File #1 (888 KB)
Letters of Support
How to use this plan
Alhambra Creek Watershed
- The Purpose of the Alhambra Creek Watershed Planning Group
- Our Guiding Principle: Implementation of the Plan is Voluntary
- History of the Watershed Planning Group
- Watershed Planning Group's process
- How this Plan was put together
- Where do we go from here?
- What is a Watershed?
- What is a Healthy Watershed?
- Is the Alhambra Creek Watershed Healthy?
- What is the Alhambra Creek Watershed?
- Topographic Map of the Alhambra Creek Watershed
- Geologic History of the Alhambra Creek Watershed
- Natural History of the Alhambra Creek Watershed
- Human History of the Alhambra Creek Watershed
PDF File #2 (1159 KB)
Watershed Features and Processes
- Flow Characteristics
- Streams and Sub-watersheds
- Landslides and erosion
- Salmon in the Alhambra Creek Watershed?
- Large Woody Debris
- Exotic Vegetation
- Aquatic Vegetation and Fish Habitat
- Wildlife and Habitat
- Water Quality
- Trash Dumping
- Septic Systems
- Creeks Meandering Sinuously through the Valley
- Armoring of Stream Banks
PDF File #3 (1063 KB)
A Tour of the Alhambra Creek Watershed
- Upper watershed
- Sindicich and Maricich Lagoons
- Upper Watercourses
- Main Stems (Alhambra Creek, Arroyo del Hambre & Franklin Creek)
- Lower Main Stems
PDF File #4 (1287 KB)
Alhambra Creek Watershed Landform Identification Quiz
- Downtown Martinez
- Intermodal Area
- Mouth of the Creek
- Martinez Shoreline Wetlands
- Watershed Recap
- Alhambra Creek Watershed Tour Guide
PDF File #5 (1399 KB)
Recommendations Organized by Goals
Goal 1: Reduce Flood Damage and Conserve Stormwater.
Goal 2: Prevent Excessive Erosion and Conserve Soil Resources.
Goal 3: Protect and Improve Water Quality.
PDF File #6 (1206 KB)
Recommendations Organized by Goals (continued)
Goal 4: Reduce Wildland Fire Damage.
Goal 5: Encourage Coordination of City and County General and Specific Plans with Each Other Using the Watershed as a Planning Unit.
Goal 6: Support Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Land Uses While Protecting Private Property Rights
Goal 7: Promote a Sense of Watershed Community.
Goal 8: Maintain and Restore Fish and Wildlife Habitat and Native Plant Communities Consistent with Environmentally and Economically Sustainable Land Use.
Goal 9: Maintain and Enhance the Quality of Life by Providing Increased Opportunities to Appreciate and Enjoy Watershed Resources.
PDF File #7 (829 KB)
Recommendations Grouped by Resources
- Types of physical resources and how to manage them for watershed health
- Aquatic Resources
- Riparian Resources
- Upland Resources
Landform Identification Quiz Key
Guide to Organizations
Watershed Planning Group Members and Support Staff
Table of Contents for Appendices
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