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Before flood-control measures were taken by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1959, the San Lorenzo River was Santa Cruz's ... [Read more]

The late 1800s brought a major change in the economic base of Santa Cruz County. Intense lumbering had all but ... [Read more]

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[Excerpted from: Annual Report, San Lorenzo Valley Water District. 1984-85, pp. 1-2.]

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District (originally the San Lorenzo Valley County Water District) was formed by a special election of the residents of Santa Cruz County on April 3rd, 1941. At that time ..." [More]

Excerpted from Introduction to the San Lorenzo Valley Water District