Strawberry Creek - Water Quality

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Degraded water quality from over a century of urbanization was one of the main problems that led to the creation of a Strawberry Creek Management Plan in 1987 and subsequent restoration program.  By the 1980s, the creek water quality was so poor that City of Berkeley health officials advised against direct contact with the creek because of sewage and chemical contamination.  While conditions on the campus have improved substantially, discharge of urban pollutants to the San Francisco Bay continues to impair water and ecological habitat quality.  Water quality impairment is therefore, a major concern for campus scientists and planners who continue to work on metods to reduce the introduction of pollutants into the creek.

This page contains historic and current information and data on Strawberry Creek water quality.

Current Conditions:  Real-Time Monitoring

Historical Data and Reports

Storm Water Pollution Prevention Data

  • Municipal (UC Berkeley Facilities Operations)
  • Construction (UC Berkeley construction projects)

Regulatory Agencies