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Strawberry Creek's hydrology has been greatly altered by watershed urbanization resulting in an increase in impervious surfaces on the UC Berkeley campus and City of Berkeley's Northside community. The consequences of urbanization include increased water pollution, decreased groundwater recharge, and flash flows, characterized by higher, faster peak flows than occurred prior to urbanization.

This page contains reports and monitoring data of Strawberry Creek water flow.

Current Conditions:  Real-time Monitoring

Regional weather stations (links below map)

Dapartment of Water Resources TLD rain gauge 

NOAA Mesowest Oakland North weather station

NOAA Mesowest LBNL weather station

Balance Hydrologics Berkeley Office rain gauge

Contra Costa County Flood Control District Rain Gauges

LBNL Weather Weekly Lookaheads

Historical Data and Reports

Strawberry Creek Hydrology, 2006 Status Report [3.7 MB pdf file]

1963, April 11 Preliminary Storm Drainage Investigation and Recommendations for Emergency Remedial Measures, University of California at Berkeley, Lennert  [5.5 MB pdf file]

1987 Strawberry Creek Management Plan Chapter 3: Creek and Watershed Description [3.1 MB pdf file]

1980 February Storm Drainage Study Strawberry Creek Watershed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory G. T. Kuntz Consulting Engineer [15MB pdf file]

1983 Historic Flooding in Berkeley, Lawler, Roger [2.14 MB pdf file]

2004 October Storm Drainage Study of the Easten Portion of the Strawberry Creek Watershed at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory G. T. Kuntz Consulting Engineer [7 MB pdf file]


2016 History of the Upper Watershed Storm Drain System, Appendix E of the Strawberry Creek Watershed Storm Plan[325 kb pdf file]

Storm Data    

The Strawberry Creek Flood of 1962, Chronicle of the University of California Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 1998 by Steve Finacom [227 kb pdf file}



Berkeley Rainfall Intensity Frequency Duration Curve 1976