Santa Cruz County History - Making a Living


See AlsoFor more information on the tourist industry, see the section Tourism. For additional information on the lime industry, see Lime and the Lime Business.

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Characteristics of Floods on the San Lorenzo River

The San Lorenzo River drains a watershed of approximately 138 square miles, and drops from an elevation of 2900 ft. to sea level in its 22 mile length. (The first 2000 ft. drop occurs in the first three miles.) To quote ..." [More]

Excerpted from Floods and Flood Control on the San Lorenzo River in the City of Santa Cruz by Daniel McMahon