Lake Chabot Historical WalkHow do you climb the wall of a dam using fins? The dam blocked the natural migratory route of the steelhead trout, prohibiting them from swimming up San Leandro Creek to spawn in their natural habitat, what is now upper San Leandro Reservoir and tributary creeks. To sustain the fish population and stock the lake, Anthony Chabot constructed a fish hatchery in 1874 near the dam. The hatchery became the California State Fish and Game Hatchery 1878-1883. The hardiness of fish, like the land-locked Maine salmon and Eastern brook trout, were tested here before distribution across California. Some of the fish now found in the lake are illustrated here.
|Placed By||East Bay Regional Park District|
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|Date Added||Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 4:17pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 577395 N 4176180|
|Decimal Degrees||37.72963333, -122.12170000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 43.778', W 122° 7.302'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 43' 46.68" N, 122° 7' 18.12" W|
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|Area Code(s)||510, 925|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100 West Shore Trail, Castro Valley CA 94546, US|
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