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Watershed Drainage Basins: Santa Cruz County, California, 2015

This polygon shapefile depicts watershed drainage basins in the County of Santa Cruz, California, including number codes to identify individual watersheds. This coverage includes these major watersheds: 1) North Coast, 2) San Lorenzo, 3) Soquel/Aptos, and 4) Pajaro. These drainage basins function as watershed drainage or catchment areas. The county watershed coding system is designed with two purposes: 1) to be able to aggregate watersheds and associated geographic information by code number ranges, and 2) to allow flexibility for future designation of additional sub-watersheds. Monitoring stations on streams can also be designated using the same coding system. Attributes are coded to represent the major drainage basin a watershed is located within, as well as its location within that Basin. Attributes include a number (1 through 4) representing the major drainage basin, followed by another number indicating its postion relative to other Watersheds in that Basin. The higher the second number, the farther up the drainage basin. This layer is part of a collection of GIS data created for Santa Cruz County, California.The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Unit falls under the purview of the County of Santa Cruz Information Services Department. The GIS Unit serves all County departments and external customers and provides data on land, features and people of Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz County encompasses 4 cities and approximately 265,000 people. This coverage can be used for basic applications such as viewing, querying and map output production, or to provide a basemap to support graphical overlays and analyses of geospatial data.
County of Santa Cruz Information Services Department
Santa Cruz County (Calif.)
Hydrography, Watersheds, Drainage, and Inland Waters
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