Cities and Counties, Environmental Planning, Research and Analysis

Lake Merritt Water Quality Action Plan

Lake Merritt Water Quality Action Plan

Lake Merritt Shoreline
CLIENT: City of Oakland
OUR ROLE: Project manager
TIMEFRAME: 2001-2002

Lake Merritt, while considered to be Oakland’s “crown jewel,” suffers from degraded water quality. This multi-agency master planning effort resulted in a set of recommendations to reduce and clean up stormwater runoff flowing into the lake, improve aeration and tidal flows, and reduce levels of trash and coliform bacteria. Supporting materials developed for the Action Plan included grant applications, fact sheets, reports and other outreach materials.