Upper Sand Creek Basin Restoration Project

The USCB was a $10 million flood protection and habitat restoration project constructed in 2013 in Antioch, CA. Major highlights of the project include: Upper Sand Creek Basin Photo copy

  • Expanded basin to store 8 times more storm water than before,
  • 1800-foot-long dam, ranging in height from 1 to 40-feet,
  • Restored 3,500 linear feet of Sand Creek, including planting over 2500 willow trees,
  • Created 10-acres of wetlands inside the basin, and
  • Installed an innovative trash capture device to help clean up the creek.

The USCB is an important part of the Flood Control District's Marsh Creek regional flood protection master plan. The basin works in conjuntion with other facilities in the watershed to temporarily hold floodwaters waters from an extreme rainstorm and release them more slowly downstream. This significantly reduces the flood risk for Antioch, Brentwood and Oakley residents living downstream along Sand Creek and Marsh Creek.

Use the links on the left to learn more about the basin and the project. If you have any questions of concerns, please contact us.

Location Map and Aerial View of Site

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Upper Sand Creek Basin Map 1 copy

Upper Sand Creek Basin Map 2 Orginal copy