"The watershed is defined as a unit of natural or disturbed land on which all the water that falls (or emanates from springs) collects by gravity and fails to evaporate and runs off via a common outlet. The watershed is the basic unit of water supply."
- Peter E. Black, Watershed Hydrology, Second Edition, 1996.
There have been seven Watershed Assessment and Enhancement Plans developed for Santa Cruz County, they include:
San Lorenzo River and Scotts Creek
Please note the size of the Adobe Acrobat ".pdf" file you are downloading.
Arana Gulch Watershed Enhancement Plan (another website)
- Lower Pajaro River Watershed Enhancement Plan - 22 MB
- San Lorenzo River Salmonid Enhancement Plan - 3 MB
- Aptos Creek Watershed Enhancement Plan - 11 MB
- Appendix A - Aptos Creek Fisheries Habitat Assessment - 2 MB
- Appendix B - Geomorphology & Sediment Source Assessment - 4 MB
- Appendix C - Hydro & Water Quality Final Report - 6 MB
- Appendix D - Aptos Creek Riparian Vegetation Assessment - 3 MB
- Appendix E - Aptos Watershed Large Woody Debris Recruitment Report - 1 MB
- Appendix F - Valencia Culvert Specifications - 4 MB
- Soquel Creek Watershed Assessment and Enhancement Project Plan with Appendixes A and B - 1 MB
- Appendix C1 – Fisheries Assessment - 3 MB
- Appendix C2 – Soquel Creek Salmonid Assessment And Ancement Plan - 3 MB
- Appendix E – Riparian Vegetation Assessment - 4 MB
- Appendix F – Response to Comment Letters - 264 kB
Note: Appendixes D and G of the Soquel Creek Watershed Enhancement Plan (Geomorphology / Hydrology Assessment and Erosion Prevention Plan, respectively) are currently down. We are in the process of restoring these two appendices.