Guide to San Francisco Bay Area Creeks

North Beach Watersheds

Before extensive landfill, Telegraph Hill drained directly into the bay on three sides; to the southwest, runoff flowed to Yerba Buena Cove. The bayward slopes of Russian Hill and Pacific Heights drained to Cow Hollow in small rills running to a series of ponds impounded behind the dunes at Fort Mason. Washerwoman's Lagoon was one such pond.

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Portion of Creek & Watershed Map of San Francisco & Vicinity -- Purchase Printed Map

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San Francisco, circa 1860
Geology & Groundwater Basins
Washerwoman's Lagoon
Historical San Francisco Peninsula
San Francisco 1869-2007
Present-Day Drainage Systems

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Washerwoman's Lagoon

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