San Lorenzo Creek Watershed Archive

Watershed History


History of Land Use in San Lorenzo Creek Watershed (file is PDF).


Human History Associated with San Lorenzo Creek: 1770-1964 — prepared by the San Francisco Estuary Institute. (File is PDF, very large — 8.8 MB!)

1954 report to Congress — See the historic document that set the stage for the concrete lining of San Lorenzo Creek below Foothill Boulevard. The report has a wealth of historical detail about the creek and discussion of flooding problems.

Roberts Landing — An important 19th-century terminus for local shipping in the Bay Area, at the mouth of San Lorenzo Creek.