Lake Merritt-Oakland Estuary Channel Project

Spring 2006: The artist-team, Lewis deSoto/John Roloff, have been selected to work with The City of Oakland, Sasaki Associates, ASLA, and Rajappan and Meyer Consulting Engineers for the Measure DD: Lake Merritt - Oakland Estuary Channel Project Design Team. The project revived in 2018 now only has team member, John Roloff, as the principal designer/artist who will be revisiting the earlier concepts and design to propose a new Phase V project for the 10th St. bridge or adjacent area.

The Lake Merritt-Oakland Esturary Channel connects Oakland's Lake Merritt with the Oakland Esturary and flows through the campus of Laney College. The Oakland Esturary is bounded by the shorelines of the City of Oakland and the Island of Alameda on the eastern edge of San Francisco Bay. The Channel's water, animated by tide, climate and hydrologic control, is a changing mixture of saline Pacific Ocean/San Francisco Bay water and fresh water collected from the streams of the Oakland/Berkeley hills that flow into Lake Merritt.