A rain gage was installed in November 2015 and is used to monitor
Data is updated every 60 minutes.
Rainfall on steep burned basins can quickly transform into potentially dangerous flash floods and debris flows. The Springs Fire burned many steep basins in the Santa Monica Mountains east of Oxnard, CA in May, 2013. The USGS has installed a telemetered rain gage to monitor the rainfall conditions in the Springs Fire burn area. Data collection at this site is intended to advance the understanding of post-fire runoff, erosion, and debris-flow generation processes and to provide information from the burned area to the National Weather Service for warning decision-making.
For More Information
- Debris-flow hazard assessment for Springs Fire
- NOAA/USGS Demonstration Flash-flood and debris-flow early warning system