Lecture 5

Lecture 5 - EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCES 80 Professor...

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EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCES 80 Professor Berry 2/3/10 Lecture 5 ASUC Lecture Notes Online is the only authorized note-taking service at UC Berkeley. Do not share, copy or illegally distribute (electronically or otherwise) these notes. Our student-run program depends on your individual subscription for its continued existence. These notes are copyrighted by the University of California and are for your personal use only. D O N O T C O P Y Sharing or copying these notes is illegal and could end note taking for this course. ANNOUNCEMENTS First of all, I wanted to address some issues about measuring the flow rate in Strawberry Creek. You don’t have to actually use a meter stick but you can use a piece of pre measured string to measure the time it takes for the object to flow from one end to the next. You should continue to look at the creek. Today we have Bob Charbonneau, who knows about the creek more than anybody else. He also made observations about Strawberry Creek much like you do. Bob has spent a long time studying Strawberry Creek and has a lot of insight into the creek. He works for the office of the president and what he is doing is similar to what you are doing now. LECTURE Guest Lecturer: How many people do you think know that when they are walking under Sather Gate they are walking over a bridge over Strawberry Creek? Strawberry Creek is very small, but for a small creek it did a lot of great things. Without Strawberry Creek, there would be no Berkeley or University of California. Let me explain how. Let’s go back to the Gold Rush. There was an oak land landscape and no trees existed. All the trees that we see now were planted in the 1900’s. The area was open rangeland. There were cattle that wandered around the land. Even before that, people burned the landscape to facilitate acorn gathering. The creeks acted as city boundaries. At about the same time, there was a small private college in downtown Oakland called the College of California. The founder was Henry Durant. The college was outgrowing their space, so they decided to look for a new spot. They came here, to Berkeley, and looked around. When seeing Strawberry Creek, they didn’t think that the water would be able to sustain the campus. The two places they were thinking about establishing a
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