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County of Santa Barbara Storm Monitoring System (ALERT)
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
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Surface In-Situ Networks
The ALERT (Automated Local Evaluation in Real Time) Network consists of "real time" gages located throughout the county that transmit weather and other hydrologic data to the Flood Control District Operations Center. These gages allow for monitoring of rainfall, stream flow, reservoir releases, wind, as well as other essential data during a storm event. Using this data, Flood Control officials work to anticipate the location and timing of flooding. Emergency crews may be directed to problem areas and the appropriate warnings and advisories are issued through the NWS. In addition, the ALERT network is instrumental in guiding reservoir operations to simultaneously abate flooding downstream and maximize water supply.
CONTACT
County of Santa Barbara Public Work Department Hydrology Section
123 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 568-3440
SPECIFICATIONS
Network NameCA ALERT Santa Barbara County
Collective
Facility TypeNetwork
PurposeResearch
LocationCalifornia
Number of Stations14 precipitation, 4 reservior
Map of Stations
Categorymeteorology, hydrology
Parameters (Most)rainfall, stream flow, reservoir releases, wind
Paramters (Limited)
Archive
Period of Record
Temporal Resolution
Data Season
Data Availability
Other Purposes
FixedNo
MobileNo
PortableNo
UPDATED ON
8 Oct 2009 09:44