(KRON-TV) Fremont police say vandals attacked an inflatable dam on Alameda Creek that resulted in the loss of nearly 50 million gallons of water.
Police believe that those responsible entered a restricted area sometime on Thursday morning and intentionally damaged the dam.
"The dam, which is instrumental to the Alameda County Water District's water supply operations, suffered irreversible damage," police said.
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According to police, more than 150 acre-feet of water – or 49 million gallons – washed past the destroyed dam and into the San Francisco Bay