Built  by the People’s Water Company in 1910, the Central Reservoir is currently operated by the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD).  The reservoir was created from the valley surrounding one of the Sausal Creek tributaries, by hollowing out the watershed and adding an earthen dam. 

Although EBMUD has taken over management of the Central Reservoir, landslides due to water seepage have been a problem in the area since the 1930's.  Resulting lawsuits from the community have ensued. 

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Note that this is different from Central Reservoir Park and/or Central Reservoir Field.