Concrete channelization of urban creek

Urban creek with concrete banks

Detailed Description

Sausal Creek in central Oakland, California, is an urban creek that has been extensively modified for flood control. The USGS Regional Stream Quality Assessment assessed the water quality and ecological integrity of small streams like Sausal Creek in five major regions of the country. Learn more about flow modification of U.S. streams and rivers and effects on ecology here.


Image Dimensions: 3968 x 2976

Date Taken:

Location Taken: Oakland, CA, US