San Francisquito Creek

To locals, especially those who walk the Bay Laurel/creek loop, one sign that Fall has fully arrived is seeing San Francisquito Creek flowing under the San Mateo Drive bike/pedestrian bridge. (Note: there’s always water in the creek further up near the Stanford golf course.)

We had a hunch that two inches of rain in a 24-hour period would prime the pump this year. And we were correct.

For weather trivia followers, the Creek started flowing under the bridge in October in 2016 but not until December in 2015 (but still technically Fall not Winter.)

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Live next to or near San Francisquito Creek? Come learn about some upcoming projects

The San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority (SFCJPA) is seeking input from the general public and interested stakeholders regarding its project to provide flood protection, ecosystem restoration and recreational benefits for the section of San Francisquito Creek upstream of Highway 101. The SFCJPA has incorporated into its analysis of project alternatives the community feedback received […]

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Menlo Park residents participate in Coastal Cleanup Day along San Francisquito Creek

Menlo Park resident John Donald was among those who gathered Saturday morning for the annual Coastal Cleanup, focusing on San Francisquito Creek which empties into the Bay. He estimated that there were around 100 people at his Menlo location, one of thousands around the state. And look at some of the junk they prevented from […]

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Rain tapers off during morning commute following yesterday’s deluge

Afternoon update for Bill: “White clouds and some blue sky now. The storm seems to have passed through, after one last deluge late morning, which produced another .1″ . My season-to-date is now 24.45″, my highest in years.” Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “.55″ this morning as of 7:35 am.  That means I am at […]

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Rain eases a bit today in Menlo Park – more expected on Thursday

Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “No rain this afternoon but a total of .3″ overnight and late morning. Season-to-date is 23.1 inches.” Meanwhile InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most (who’s been out of town for much of the recent rain) was out and about today. He reports: “I was out photographing Pope St (bottom photo) and talked […]

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Local winter sport: Rafting on San Francisquito Creek caught on video!

Willows resident Ester Bugna gave us a heads up about fellow Willows resident Manfred Kopisch’s recent rafting trip from 280 to Cooley Landing; check out the video posted on YouTube. Ester added: “Being an 80 + year-old native resident, the creek holds many special memories…Besides wading in water which was there all summer long, I recall a […]

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Public meeting on San Francisquito Creek flood protection scheduled for Jan. 18

The San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority (SFCJPA) is hosting a number of public meetings, including one in Menlo Park on January 18 at 6:30 pm at the Laurel School Upper Campus (275 Elliot Drive), to present initial planing of the scope of potential capital improvements along the Creek west of Highway 101. This will be […]

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Spotted: Family cleaning up San Francisquito Creek

The 32nd annual coastal and bay clean up day in San Mateo County was today, and in Menlo Park that includes gathering trash from San Francisquito Creek. We spotted a father and his two sons doing just that early this morning along the stretch of the Creek that runs between Yale and Arbor roads. Last […]

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Ground is broken for the San Francisco Bay to Highway 101 project along San Francisquito Creek

Assemblyman Rich Gordon (pictured far right) and other local officials, including Menlo Park city council member Catherine Carlton, broke ground for the San Francisco Bay to Highway 101 project on Friday (8/5/16) morning. The new project, overseen by the Menlo Park-based San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority (SFCJPA), will protect areas of East Palo Alto and Palo Alto […]

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Spotted: Fun in the creek following the rain

PM update: Another .1″ brought Bill’s total to 11.75″. The sun and rain played “tag, you’re it” this morning with periods of both showers and bright sunlight. A number of families were taking advantage of the mild temperature to enjoy frolicking in San Francisquito Creek near the Allied Arts. InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ’s overnight […]

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Spotted: Rushing water in San Francisquito Creek

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen rushing water in San Francisquito Creek but the recent series of rain storms has gotten it flowing quite nicely. More rain is forecast for tomorrow with sunny conditions expected Christmas Day. Photo by Sue Swezey

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