You are the eyes and ears out in the watershed! Active community monitoring and reporting helps us keep the watershed healthy.

Report dumping in progress immediately to 911. 

Report fishing in Sausal Creek to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife at 1-888-334-CalTIP (888-334-2258). It is illegal to fish in Sausal Creek and its tributaries per California Code of Regulations Title 14, Section 7.50(b)(172.7). 


Report water main or fire hydrant breaks immediately to 866-40-EBMUD (866-403-2683). Tap water from EBMUD is toxic to fish, amphibians, and aquatic insects because it contains chloramine as a disinfectant.

Other creek, park and infrastructure issues:

  • For urgent issues, call 311. Urgent issues include flooding, land/mudslides, downed road sign, traffic signal outage, sewer overflow, fallen trees/branches, hazardous road conditions, objects blocking a roadway .

  • Report non-urgent issues to OAK 311, using the online form. Examples of non-emergency issues are illegal dumping, graffiti, storm drain issues, tree issues, and park maintenance. Or, download the SeeClickFix application on your smartphone, or report through their online portal.

Report sewer leaks immediately. If you smell strong odors or see discolored water in the creek, contact the City of Oakland Public Works Call Center via phone at 311 or 510-615-5566, online, by SeeClickFix (above), or email at
For removal of debris, graffiti, or fallen trees, contact the City of Oakland Public Works Call Center via phone at 510-615-5566, email at, online, or by SeeClickFix (above). If possible, specify the trail name and some landmark or intersection (e.g., Sunset Trail near the stone bridge; Dimond Trail halfway between the Monterey Boulevard trailhead and the Bridgeview trailhead).
To contact Oakland's Watershed Improvement Program, call 510-238-6600.

Please also email or call FOSC at 510-501-3672 to inform us about anything that you report so that we can track the problem and follow up as necessary.

Thank you for helping keep our creek healthy!