A drainage master plan is under way for all of Zone 6 in Fremont—along with detailed hydrology and hydraulic studies—that will better identify flood control improvements needed to meet a 100-year flood protection level.
Some of the projects being studied include modifications to Lake Elizabeth and Laguna Creek that will improve stormwater flow. This, in turn, will lessen the number of nearby properties included in the FEMA Special Flood Hazard Areas. Once the projects are completed, property owners will no longer be required to carry flood insurance.
As part of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, existing levees that were part of the former salt ponds complex will be removed. To provide flood control between the restored wetlands and developed areas, the District is planning a new inland protection levee. The Newark–Fremont segment of the levee is planned to stretch between Highway 84 and Laguna Creek.