The City of Oakland removed the dam, culverts and 12-lane "mini-freeway" at 12th Street, widening the tidal channel connecting Lake Merritt to the Oakland Estuary and San Francisco Bay. The channel is now a 100-foot-wide, free flowing tidal channel that enhances the Lake's water quality. The channel widening was discussed in these articles in the San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle and CBS news.
Lake Merritt Gateway to be Reopened
Date Posted: February 1st, 2013 @ 12:00 AM
Last Updated: April 4th, 2019 @ 12:33 AM