WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
123 East Anapamu
Street (2nd Floor), Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Tel (805) 568-3440 Fax (805) 568-3434
Office hours: 8:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 5:00pm Monday - Friday
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Digital topography now available online.
We provide and promote Flood Protection, Water Conservation and Adequate
Water Supplies for the residents and visitors of Santa Barbara County
Water Resources Division is comprised of administrative and technical
staff as well as three field maintenance offices and personnel located
in Santa Barbara, Lompoc, and Santa Maria. Various tasks include flood
abatement through flood potential reconigtion, flood protection design
and construction projects, regular maintenance of completed projects and
natural waterways, and water conservation and pollutant elimination efforts.
Our division maintains hundreds of miles of creeks, channels, rivers,
as well as 26 miles of levees in the Santa Maria Valley.
Our staff performs engineering, environmental, hydrological, and administrative
site includes information on a variety of topics such as daily
rainfall and reservoir information (updated after each rainfall
event), flood insurance, creek clearing activities, new capital projects,
property owner tips for flood prevention and response, sources of water
in Santa Barbara County, water conservation tips, updates on El Niño
and more. Visiting our site should save you time by providing you with
helpful information immediately and saving you a trip to our office. We
have now added a section with current bid
openings for projects in the Division.
here for a downloadable copy of the Homeowners Guide for Flood Prevention
and Response Homeowners
for a downloadable version of the new County of Santa Barbara Standard
Conditions of Project Plan Approval for Water Quality BMPs. These conditions
apply to new and redevelopment projects county-wide that require measures
to treat runoff.
Resources Deputy Director's Page
Tom Fayram, Deputy Director for the Water Resources Division, provides
regular updates regarding Division activities and other timely topics
related to the goals of the Flood Control District and the Water Agency.
In this section you will find general information about who we are (mission,
goals, programs); how to contact us (phone numbers, e-mail, address, fax
number); frequently asked questions about topics such as flood hazard
areas and flood insurance; El-Nino information (including links to other
helpful sites) and; current rainfall data and reservoir storage data for
the county's three major reservoirs.
The Flood Control and Water Conservation District's programs and projects
are designed to provide protection for the public and to private property
against flood risks and hazards. This section highlights the capital improvement
and ongoing maintenance projects designed to reduce flood risks, the environmental
compliance efforts designed to protect and enhance the environment while
providing protection for property and minimizing flood hazards. Capital
improvement projects are listed as part of a 5-Year Capital Improvement
Plan schedule. Maintenance activities are described as part of the District's
Annual Maintenance Plan, which is approved by the Board of Supervisors
each year. The environmental compliance and enhancement projects are described
in the District's environmental newsletter, which is excerpted in this
The County Water Agency is a special district which conducts water resources
studies, provides public information about local water resources, and
conducts a countywide water efficiency program. This section contains
an overview of the County's water resources and includes groundwater hydrology
data, information about local reservoirs, a description of the cloudseeding
program, and information about water use efficiency.
Timely articles, presentations and other contributions by Water Resources
From this page you can link to a variety of related sites of local, state
and national agencies and organizations.
This section is a download area for large documents or reports that have
This section is an area for viewing rainfall information and reports from
current and past storms.
Contact us about this
October 1, 2008