A friend who works at JPL clued me in to a website hosting live webcams the USGS has installed at real-time stream-gaging sites around the state, which is even cooler than the graphs I showed you in my post Is It Raining Now? The California Water Science Center currently hosts thirteen webcams around the state, including the Ventura River, Malibu Creek, and Arroyo Seco near Pasadena.
You can even control the webcams, selecting from pre-set views or creating your own, and other images are available, like this one showing flood stage flows in the Arroyo Seco.
The prettiest view has got to be San Pedro Creek near Goleta, which shows a lovely waterfall.
Let me know if you’ve found other webcams allowing us to monitor special places in the watershed.
2 thoughts on “Watching Streams Live”
Very cool,Nancy! I’ve always wanted to see the rivers
running from a safe vantage point. Thanks for showing us this.