Some documents regarding Cerrito Creek at El Cerrito Plaza
Some background documents on Albany (and, for Cerrito Creek, El Cerrito) creek-related trail and bridge projects
The City of Albany is considering how to spend remaining funds earmarked for creeks and Albany Hill from Measure R, a 1998 levy that ends in 2019, when bonds it sold also mature. The money was to be spent 50% for Albany Hill, 25% for creeks, and 25% for ballfields. Nearly all the ballfield money has been spent. $600,000 remains for creeks. A much larger sum remains for Albany Hill, because the city never acquired the remaining 11 acres of privately owned open space on the hill -- the principal goal of the measure. Here you will find plans and other documents related to Albany Hill and Albany's creeks, back to the 1990s.
Plans and Reports on Lower Codornices Creek
- 2000 Purchase agreement in which Berkeley bought UC land S. of Codornices Creek and W. of Fifth Street from UC Berkeley, including escrow of funds for Codornices improvements and maintenance.
- 2001 Draft restoration plan for restoration of lower Codornices Creek. (No final plan seems to have been written.)
- 2004 memorandum of understanding between Albany, Berkeley, and UC Berkeley concerning maintenance and funding for Codornices Creek.
- 2004 Environmental Impact Study for restoration of lower Codornices Creek.
- 2004 Codornices Creek Watershed Action Plan (CCWRAP) plan, focused on salmonid restoration.
- Reports on numbers of trout removed from Codornices Creek just before dewatering for projects, 2005, 2006, and 2010
- 2006 monitoring plan for lower Codornices Creek restorations
- 2008 monitoring report on Codornices Creek restorations (for CCWRAP).
- 2009 monitoring report on Codornices Creek restorations (by Roger Leventhal, Farwest Engineering)
- 2011 monitoring report on lower Codornices Creek restorations
- 2012 monitoring report on lower Codornices Creek restorations
- 2012 early assessment of success of plantings on Codornices Creek between 6th and 8th Street, with plant list.
- 2013 monitoring report on lower Codornices Creek restorations
- 2014 monitoring report on lower Codornices Creek restorations
- 2015 monitoring report on lower Codornices Creek Restorations
- 2016 monitoring report on lower Codornices Creek Restorations.
- 2014 plans and cost estimates for creekside trail from 8th to 10th Streets
- 2009 plan for Codornices below Kains, paid for by City of Albany
- Grant application for Restoration of Codornices Creek west of Kains (approved 2016 by Department of Water Resources for $400,000)
U.C. Berkeley student reports on Codornices and Cerrito Creek restoration projects
These reports and many others by students in Restoration of Rivers and Streams, a course taught since 1992 at the University of California Berkeley's Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. Reports from 2003 on, including many on other local creeks, all presented at the annual Berkeley River Restoration Symposium, can be found here.
Sincere thanks to Professor Matt Kondolf and other instructors in this course for for their efforts in trying to evaluate results of restoration projects while teaching valuable professional skills.
Urban Stream Restoration generally