San Lorenzo Park: A River Floods Through It
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It does seem like every few decades sees enough rain to flood the area.
San Lorenzo Park runs right along the San Lorenzo River and today, is the only stretch in downtown Santa Cruz not hemmed in tightly by a levee on both sides. The park opened in 1964, and is designed allow for some storage of water in flood events. In fact, the park is built on flood deposits from the 1955 floods. The area did flood in the very large storms of winter 1982.