Berkeley watershed


Tue November 27, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

East Bay Express: Fixing Berkeley's watershed

A bioswale in West Berkeley helps to absorb and filter stormwater runoff.
Nate Seltenrich

As is the case in many other cities in the Bay Area and across the country, Berkeley's stormwater infrastructure is in sad shape. But help could be on the way. On Election Day, Berkeley voters overwhelmingly supported Measure M, a $30 million bond aimed at street and watershed improvements. The city also recently completed environmental review of its 2011 Watershed Management Plan, a one-hundred-page document outlining the problems facing the city's infrastructure and offering a mix of solutions.

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