By Don Ford

SAUSALITO (KPIX 5) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working to remove large pieces of debris that have washed into the San Francisco Bay waters following recent rain storms.

Storm runoff, combined with high ocean tides, has sent downed trees flowing into the bay, as well as hundreds of vehicle tires and parts of broken piers. Even fridges, full of food, and Christmas trees have been found in the Bay waters this winter, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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Crews lifting what was believed to be a sunken pier out of the bay instead found an SUV, which was later determined to have been stolen out of Berkeley.

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With forecasters predicting more storms coming to the Bay Area, the Corps continues to remove debris in order to prevent potential hazards to seafaring vessels.

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