Upper Sand Creek Basin Restoration Project

Welcome to the Upper Sand Creek Basin Restoration Project (USCB) web page. The USCB is a $10 million flood protection and habitat restoration project being constructed in 2013 in Antioch, Ca. It will:Upper Sand Creek Basin Photo copy
  • expand the basin to store 8 times more storm water than before,
  • build an 1800-foot-long dam, ranging in height from 1 to 40-feet,
  • restore 3,500 linear feet of Sand Creek, including planting over 2500 willow trees
  • create 10-acres of wetlands inside the basin, and
  • install 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