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Water Resources Management

The Water Resources Management Workgroup is responsible for the drinking water source protection, environmental regulatory compliance, and general natural resource management work that
is an important part of the delivery of clean drinking water to our customers. Along with other responsibilities, Resource Management staff provide environmental review and compliance support for the Department; conduct biological and hydrologic surveys - including drinking water source stream gaging and anadromous fishery habitat typing/population assessments; work on the Department's Habitat Conservation Plan; manage the Department's watershed; develop drinking water source assessments; and perform outreach and education to other drinking water source watershed stakeholders. In the spring of 2012, Water Resources joined with Recreation to become the Watershed Section of the City of Santa Cruz Water Department.  While functions of each workgroup remain largely unchanged, plans for new collaboration and future projects are emerging currently. Stay tuned here for more news.  


  martin fire from loch lomond 2008
Martin Fire from Loch Lomond, 2008.

Latest News May 9, 2016: 

  • State of the San Lorenzo River Symposium 2016 --»» more info

Other News: 


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San Lorenzo River Lagoon.  Photo by Chris Berry.

Water Resources Management Contact:
715 Graham Hill Rd.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 420-5483
(831) 420-6220 (fax)

Zeke Bean - Water Resources Supervisor

Chris Berry - Watershed Manager