Almaden Lake is a long time landmark in our community and is slated to be redesigned by the Water District. Not only is it beautiful it is used by Cal-Fire to put out fires here in the Santa Teresa Foothills. The Santa Clara Valley Water District has decided to clean up and redesign the lake. Some of the options include filling in all or part of the lake with land. This is undesirable for the residents as well as for anyone who enjoys the water feature. This is particularly dangerous because the lake is used to put out fires in our foothills.
We the undersigned, are vitally concerned and affected by the proposals offered by the Water District to 'redesign' Almaden Lake. Almaden Lake is a unique feature to South San Jose and we feel the option retaining the greatest amount of water and echoing the current layout of the lake will preserve the character of the neighborhood and the community. We therefore endorse "Option #1 with changes as the plan most compatible with the community, and that which our local battalion fire chief believes is necessary to protect and defend us from fire.