Weekly Water Conditions in Santa Cruz

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Information on this page is updated weekly. For current weather forecasts and rainfall accumulation, we suggest the following websites:

   - For weather, visit NOAA  

   - For 24-hour rainfall reports, visit NOAA precipitation maps

Rainfall, reservoir level, streamflow, and water production information is reported for the week ending on Wednesday 05/18/17. 

Holy Cross ChurchSeasonal Rainfall in Santa Cruz (in inches)

( Rainfall statistics reported for the current Water Year Oct. 1 - Sept. 30)

Precipitation:                         0.00
Season to date:      50.95
Average season to date:                       30.57

Cumulative Precipitation for the 2017 Water Year-to-Date 


Loch Lomond ReservoirSeasonal Rainfall at the Loch Lomond Reservoir (in inches) 

Precipitation:                                     0.00
Season to date:                                  85.40




Water Level at Loch Lomond Reservoir  Spillway 3_12_2016

(in feet above mean sea level; lake spills at 577.25 feet)

Currently:                          577.20
Percent of capacity:                           99.8%



San Lorenzo RiverSan Lorenzo River Streamflow

USGS Stream Gauge in Felton

USGS Stream Gauge in Santa Cruz

Cumulative Runoff for the 2017 Water Year-to-Date (Figure updated every first week of the month)



treatment plantAverage Daily Water Production (in million gallons per day)  

For the past week:

   7.8 mgd 




felton diversionWater Sources in Use 

Water Source

In Use

 North Coast


     Laguna Creek


     Liddell Springs


     Majors Creek 


 San Lorenzo River


     Tait Wells


 Loch Lomond Reservoir


 Live Oak Wells













 US Drought monitor 12-30-14   U.S. Drought Monitor - California

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