Water Resources Management

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The Water Resources Management work group 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. In the spring of 2012, Water Resources Management joined with the Recreation work group (who operate Loch Lomond Recreation Area) to become the Watershed Section of the City of Santa Cruz Water Department. Along with other responsibilities, Water Resource Management staff provide environmental review and regulatory 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 lands; develop drinking water source assessments; and perform outreach and education to other drinking water source watershed stakeholders. 

 

 San Lorenzo River lagoon October 2017

 

Reports of interest:

2008 Laguna Creek and San Lorenzo River lagoons fish surveys

2009 Laguna Creek and San Lorenzo River lagoons fish surveys

2010 Laguna Creek and San Lorenzo River lagoons fish surveys

2011 Laguna Creek and San Lorenzo River lagoons fish surveys

2012 Laguna Creek and San Lorenzo River lagoons fish surveys

2013 Laguna Creek and San Lorenzo River lagoons fish surveys

2014 Laguna Creek and San Lorenzo River lagoons fish surveys

2015 Laguna Creek and San Lorenzo River lagoons fish surveys

2016 Laguna Creek and San Lorenzo River lagoons fish surveys

 

Weather/hydrology links of interest:

National Weather Service Forecast Discussion

Observed precipitation data

United States Geological Survey San Lorenzo River flow at Big Trees

 

Water Resources Management Contact:

715 Graham Hill Rd.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 420-5483
(831) 420-6220 (fax)
email

Zeke Bean - Water Resources Supervisor

Chris Berry - Watershed Manager