East Bay Creeks, Oakland, Berkeley, San
Some of the best documented creeks in the East
Bay, are those that flowed through a major park or school grounds, such as
Strawberry Creek in Berkeley, CA. The few creeks that flowed year round,
such as the Temescal Creek and the San Leandro Creek, were dammed to
provide water reservoirs for drinking water after backyard wells began to
run dry. The Temescal Creek was dammed in 1869 and the San Leandro Creek in 1876.
Some of the best documented water wells were
located in parks and on the grounds of prominent
residences, including Idora Park and the Schilling Residence in Oakland.
The following old postcards of creeks in the East Bay, California provide a great
visual look back at East Bay Creeks' history.