management plan

Strawberry Creek Watershed Storm Plan

Karl Hans
Aysha Massell
Tim Pine
Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This Watershed Storm Plan (WSP) focuses on efforts campus operations staff should take prior to and during a predicted storm event in which peak runoff flow could overwhelm the Strawberry Canyon detention dam and/or Oxford Street culvert and cause flooding on the central campus or the City of Berkeley adjacent to the campus.

Strawberry Creek on the University of California, Berkeley Campus: A case history of urban stream restoration

Robert Charbonneau
Vincent H. Resh

Strawberry Creek is the major focus of open space on the University of California, Berkeley (Alameda County, California, USA) campus; it provides visual amenity and variety, riparian and wildlife habitat, and educational and recreational opportunities.

Since the beginning of this century, urbanization of the catchment, channel alteration and water quality degradation combined to cause deterioration of the creek’s habitat and overall environmental quality; this was manifested by a marked absence of flora and fauna, obvious water pollution and severe erosion.

In 1987 a...

Strawberry Creek Management Plan - Chapter 5 - Management Strategies

Robert Charbonneau

Management plan for the creek, including point source control, aquatic habitat restoration, and watershed management.

Strawberry Creek Management Plan - Chapter 4 - Environmental Assessment

Robert Charbonneau

Description of water quality, including pollutants, sediment, and biological communities.

Strawberry Creek Management Plan - Chapter 3 - Creek and Watershed Description

Robert Charbonneau

Overview of Strawberry Creek and its watershed, including local history, geography, soils, geology, land use, and hydrology.