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We are fortunate so far that the 1995 storms are nowhere near the disastrous floods of 1982, or the flood ... [Read more]

The "Christmas Flood of '55" hit Santa Cruz, California, on the evening of December 22, 1955. The Santa Cruz Sentinel ... [Read more]

The downtown area of the City of Santa Cruz has been located in the floodplain of the San Lorenzo River ... [Read more]

In addition to quantitative measurements, (see Table) the public reaction as found in newspaper stories is another good way to ... [Read more]

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The San Lorenzo River drains a watershed of approximately 138 square miles, and drops from an elevation of 2900 ft. ... [Read more]

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Flood waters have flowed in Soquel Village at least eight times since 1890 (see Table 3). Severe damage was incurred ... [Read more]

Few records exist of past floods in the San Lorenzo Basin. However, damaging floods are known to have occurred in ... [Read more]

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Railroads and streetcars: Like so many isolated communities of the west, the City of Santa Cruz owes much of its early economic development, both industrial and tourist oriented, to the coming of the railroads. In 1870, no rail lines serviced Santa Cruz County. Within the next ten years, however, ..." [More]

Excerpted from Transportation: Railroads and Streetcars by Susan Lehmann