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Least Disturbed Watersheds: Santa Cruz County, California, 2015

This polygon shapefile represents the least disturbed watersheds in the County of Santa Cruz, California as defined in General Plan adopted May 24, 1994. These watersheds which are relatively undisturbed by development and worthy of recognition for their importance and designated for continued protection. Least disturbed watershed areas serve water supply, recreation and wildlife habitat functions, as well as provide a scenic backdrop; they have clear running streams, a high percentage of old growth redwoods, few roads and almost no residential development. 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, Watershed management, and Inland Waters
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