Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz, CA

Stormwater runoff from the city is a major contributor of pollutants to the San Lorenzo River and Monterrey Bay.  In partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and State of California, the San Lorenzo River Flood Control Project was created to control stormwater and reduce flooding.

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San Mateo, CA

San Mateo, CA

After a reassessment of flooding risks in 2008, FEMA included 8,000 new San Mateo properties in the Special Flood Hazard Area of the Flood Insurance Rate Map. The residents of the area reacted by voting to build a levee themselves with fees of $76 annually to fund levee construction and floodwall improvements.

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