San Leandro in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Of Fins and Flippers
Lake Chabot Historical Walk
At times certain fish like carp were not desired, as they were believed to stir up silt in the reservoir. In the early 1900s sea lions were introduced as fish eating predators to alleviate the carp problem, but instead they clamored up the hills in search of saltier waters.
In the 1930s, carp and suckers were accused of mucking up the lake. A San Francisco company netted 16 tons of these unwanted fish, reselling the live catch for 40 cents a pound.
In 1966, the East Bay Regional Park District opened Lake Chabot for public recreation. Under a lease agreement with the East Bay Municipal Utility District. Fishing licenses and permits are required for all anglers
Angler fees help keep Lake Chabot stocked with fish.
Erected 2012 by East Bay Regional Park District.
Location. 37° 43.778′ N, 122° 7.302′ W. Marker is in San Leandro, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Estudillo Avenue. Touch for map. The one mile Lake Chabot Historical Walk begins at the parking lot at the end of Estudillo Avenue. This marker is about one mile from the beginning of the trail. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1799 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro CA 94577, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chabot Dam (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Taming the Waters’ Flow (about 300 feet away); Transporting the Water (about 400 feet away); To Build a Dam (about 400 feet away); Yem-Po: Chinese Labor Camp (about 600 feet away); Tunnel No. 1 Control Shaft (about 700 feet away); A Zoo, a Monkey, and a Mansion Here Too! (about 700 feet away); Filtration Basins (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Leandro.
Also see . . . Lake Chabot Historical Walk (Submitted on February 21, 2014.)
Categories. • Environment • Sports •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 337 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 12, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. 3. submitted on February 13, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.