With the Bay Area's first storms of the season just past and another due to arrive this afternoon or tomorrow, Rockridge Patch took a look at how a little rainfall affects Temescal Creek.
The view is just above Lake Temescal, where the creek emerges from a culvert under Broadway Terrace. The first few seconds were shot last Wednesday, Nov. 28 after the first in a series of storms moved through the East Bay; the remainder after the heavy rainfall on Sunday, Dec. 2.
A local weather station (near Broadway and 51st Street, Oakland) recorded .28 inches of rain on Nov. 28, then an additional 4.46 inches during the next four days.
Temescal Creek arises in Montclair and feeds into Lake Temescal (a manmade lake originally created as a reservoir), then is largely undergrounded until it reaches San Francisco Bay in Emeryville. The "water play" creek in the Rockridge-Temescal Greenbelt is a seasonal diversion of water from the undergrounded creek.
You can see a map of the Temescal Creek watershed on the Oakland Museum's website.
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