California Water Science Center
This webcam is located at the USGS stream-gaging station on VENTURA RIVER NEAR VENTURA (see map). 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 flows also provides valuable research data for the USGS. The Ventura River begins at the confluence of Matilija Creek and North Fork Matilija Creek, 15 miles upstream from the Pacific Ocean. Coyote Creek, a tributary a couple of miles downstream is regulated by Casitas Dam, which forms Lake Casitas, about 2 miles upstream of it's Ventura River confluence.