Friends of San Lorenzo Creek


San Lorenzo Creek Watershed Map — A highly detailed map of the creeks in the watershed, available for purchase from the Oakland Museum.

San Lorenzo Creek Meets the Bay:

San Lorenzo Shoreline — The special world of the mouth of San Lorenzo Creek.
The Bay Trail at San Lorenzo Creek
Stream Flow — Current stream flow conditions are transmitted every few hours via satellite into U.S. Geological Survey computer systems and from there onto the Internet.
San Lorenzo Creek above Don Castro Reservoir
San Lorenzo Creek at Hayward Station
San Lorenzo Creek at San Lorenzo Station
Castro Valley Creek
Crow Creek
Cull Canyon Creek above Cull Canyon Reservoir
Fish and Wildlife

Water Quality

Creek History

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

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

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.

Related Interests

Mapping Lost Waters — How scientists are mapping the Bay Area's past environment.

Mapping Urban Creeks — From Coast and Ocean Magazine, spring 1997.

[Page updated November 7, 2009]