Burlingame Watersheds

The City of Burlingame lies within the San Francisco Bay watershed, which covers more than 4,600 square miles of which the Bay encompasses 1,600 square miles. It is the largest Pacific estuary in North and South America.

What is a watershed?

A watershed is an area of land that channels rainfall and snowmelt to creeks, streams, and rivers, and eventually to outflow points such as reservoirs, bays, and the ocean. In forested areas, rain falls on trees and plants which infiltrates into the soil, and replenishes groundwater aquifers.

Within the San Francisco Bay watershed, there are six sub-watersheds that are within the City of Burlingame:

  1. Millbrae Creek
  2. Mills Creek
  3. Easton Creek
  4. Sanchez Creek
  5. Burlingame Creek, and
  6. North Poplar Creek.
Use the map below to discover which watershed your neighborhood is in.

Become a Watershed Keeper
There are many ways you can keep our watershed clean and our waterways healthy. Here are programs and activities that promote water quality:

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