This past Monday, July 9, 2018, however, was a first: crews used a Sikorsky 58-JT helicopter. Why? The project site is remote, and the item to be transported was large.
Specifically, the contractor needed to move a 600-pound electrical box to an abutment of the remote Alameda Creek Diversion Dam. The helicopter picked up the electrical box at the staging area, located at the cattle corral and then lifted it to the left abutment of the Diversion Dam, which is located on SFPUC-owned property adjacent to the East Bay Regional Park District's Sunol Regional Wilderness.
A Sikorsky 58-JT Helicopter makes quick work of transporting a 600 pound electrical box to the Alameda Creek Diversion Dam
The operation took just 20 minutes.
The Fish Passage Project is located in Sunol. The goal of the project is to provide for safe passage of fish around the Alameda Creek Diversion Dam to support the restoration of the Steelhead Trout to the Alameda Creek Watershed.
The Alameda Creek Diversion Dam is visible in the distance. The electrical control building is located to the left. The project is at 92% completion and is expected to be finished this fall.
The project is part of the SFPUC’s $4.48 billion Water System Improvement Program.
See you around the Valley!
Attention Sunol Regional Park Users:
Camp Ohlone Road will be closed to the pubic
Monday, July 16th-Wednesday, July 18th.
Plan on using either Canyon View or Estes Trail
to get to Little Yosemite.