Hydrology Section

Rainfall, Reservoir, Stream, and other Hydrologic related information & data 

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Cachuma Reservoir                      Jameson Reservoir                Gibraltar Reservoir  / Spillway

Available data includes rainfall & reservoir records provided by a network of automated gauges. Rainfall analysis is performed to determine rainfall intensity and recurrence intervals. This information is used for many purposes including design requirements for culverts, flood channels, water detention structures, bridges, etc. The Hydrology Section also maintains and operates an automated storm monitoring system.


HydRainfall

REAL-TIME RAINFALL & RESERVOIRS 

Near real-time Rainfall, River-Stream, and Reservoir data from automated gauges located throughout Santa Barbara County. 

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Daily Rainfall Map

HISTORICAL RAINFALL & RESERVOIR INFO 

Historical Daily, Monthly, and Yearly Rainfall  Information & Analysis (and Reservoir data) for County locations.

Base layer map courtesy of CCSG.COM ©2001

Rainfall & Reservoir Report

RAINFALL & RESERVOIR SUMMARY

Storm-based Rainfall & Reservoir Summary, including Percent-         of-Normal Rainfall, and Reservoir changes & capacity.                       (Updated on rain days, otherwise twice weekly)

(Previous) Rainfall & Reservoir Summaries

Cachuma Remote Camera(1)

HYDROLOGY - REMOTE CAMERAS 

Latest live camera images from County Webcams located at monitoring sites throughout Santa Barbara County.

HydClimate

CLIMATOLOGY - SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

Geographical Setting, Geological Characteristics, and Climate Summary

HydAlert

DESCRIPTION OF STORM MONITORING SYSTEM

County Flood-Warning & Monitoring System, using real-time Rainfall, Stream Flow, and Reservoir Level Sensors