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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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In the city of Santa Cruz (California) of the 1850's, the downtown started seeing a growth in commercial type buildings; boarding houses, shops, restaurants, drug stores, tanneries, etc. Though fires were not uncommon, they rarely destroyed more than one piece of property at a time.

In 1857, the Santa Cruz ..." [More]

Excerpted from More Than 100 Years of Service: A Brief History of the Santa Cruz Fire Department by Jerry Ochoa