Make the most of your location next to a creek and help protect against flooding by keeping the creek healthy.
Signs of Healthy and Unhealthy Creeks unhealthy creeks are not only unattractive but contribute to flooding.
To Do or Not to Do caring for the stream next to your property.
Stream Care Guide prepared by Santa Cruz County (link to large PDF file).
Creek Bank Erosion erosion can cause flooding.
Managing Woody Debris woody debris should be left in the creek, but can be a problem under some conditions.
Who Do I Call? you're not alone!
[Page revised November 7, 2009]