Useful Links for Santa Cruz County

Sensitive/Critical Habitat Information

Water Conservation

City of Santa Cruz Drought Information

Soquel Creek Water District/ Free Water Wise Housecalls

San Lorenzo Valley Water District/ Water Conservation Credit Program

Scotts Valley Water District/ Water Conservation Rebates

City of Watsonville/ Rebates and Incentives for Residents

County of Santa Cruz Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance

Where does Santa Cruz water come from?


Santa Cruz County Flood information page

F.E.M.A. Website

Changes to Flood Insurance Rates - What they are and how to explain them

Questions to Ask Your Flood Insurance Agent

Homeowner's Guide to Elevation Certificates


CALFIRE - California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

Fire Safety - Living with Fire in Santa Cruz County

How to prepare for a wildfire


California Geological Survey

Most Recent Earthquake activity in California


F.E.M.A. Natural Hazard Disaster Preparadeness

California Office of Emergency Services

Environmental Hazards

GeoTracker - Leaking Underground Fuel Tanks

NPL - National Priorties List - Superfund Sites

SWIS - Solid Waste Information System - Landfills

Videos and slideshows:

Saving a property from a firefighters perspective

Hazards in Paradise - A fascinating slide presentation about Central Coast natural hazards and how the Central Coast of California was created.