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California Water Science Center
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This remote webcam is located upstream of the USGS stream-gaging station on SAN PEDRO CREEK NEAR GOLETA. This station provides continuous monitoring of certain river conditions such as flow and stage. The webcam provides valuable information to the National Weather Service, first-responders, and area residents to evaluate real-time conditions in the creek channel during storms. The visual record of flooding and potential debris flow also provides valuable research data for the USGS.
Much of the watershed was severely burned in the Gap fire of July, 2008. Because of this, downstream areas are at high risk for flash flooding or debris flows. This webcam will allow area residents to evaluate real-time conditions in the channel during storms.
Because of the remoteness of this location, this is a self-sustaining webcam, powered by a solar-and-battery system, utilizing wireless internet access.