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UPDATE: Streets flood, but creeks don't

Original post made on Jan 4, 2008

Hours after rising creek waters prompted Palo Alto officials to activate the city's emergency operations center, water levels have begun to subside.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 4, 2008, 4:43 PM

Comments (9)

Posted by Previous Flood Victim, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jan 4, 2008 at 12:02 pm

There used to be a link to a creek watch site, but I can't find it... does anyone know where it is.


Posted by Matt, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jan 4, 2008 at 12:07 pm

Come on, you can't find it using the new PA web site :-).

Here's the link:

Web Link

As of 12 noon, the creek monitor is currently broken.


Posted by very1silent, a resident of Greenmeadow
on Jan 4, 2008 at 12:19 pm

12:10 photo of Adobe Creek at the Wilkie Way/Miller Ave footbridge:
Web Link

Looks to be at a record high.


Posted by nobody special, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jan 4, 2008 at 12:40 pm



this is the best place for info on a flood watch.

they have a live cam of the san francisquito creek and a link to sandbag locations.

Web Link


Posted by Avid CM Watcher, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jan 4, 2008 at 1:44 pm

I've watched the Creek Monitor all summer and it's worked great. Of course, we didn't need it then...


Posted by Kaleo, a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 4, 2008 at 2:04 pm

The creek monitor is working now.


Posted by Parent, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 4, 2008 at 2:15 pm

Just get a couple of bored teenagers to stand at each bridge on each creek with a cell phone to text the info and send pics to this website and then we would have a foolproof system!!


Posted by Henderson, a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 5, 2008 at 8:16 pm


PA Public Works has done a good job so far.

Here is a neat site that gives an overview of San Francisquito Creek:

Web Link


Posted by Jenny, a resident of South of Midtown
on Jan 6, 2008 at 11:57 am

I walked along East Meadow Drive today (1/6), and the storm drains were blocked with leaves and debris. To stop flooding, it would really help if residents cleaned off the grates to the storm drains.


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