Historical condition, Landscape change and restoration potential in the Eastern Santa Clara Valley, California

This report synthesizes historical evidence into a picture of how Coyote Creek looked and functioned before intensive modification. Prepared for the Santa Clara Valley Water District, the report helps explain contemporary landscape conditions and identify options for watershed restoration, natural flood protection, and integrated water management.

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Download GIS Data

This dataset includes Santa Clara Valley and adjacent baylands
ESRI ArcMap 10 file geodatabase (.gdb) format
Historical Habitats, Channels and Distributaries 


Elise Brewster
Programs and Focus Areas: 
Resilient Landscapes Program
Historical Ecology
Watershed Science & Management
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