Rainfall, Reservoirs, and Web Cams

Use this page to view current rainfall, capacity levels of local water supplies, and several live web cams throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara County.

Ventura County Watershed Protection District Rainfall Map

This site provides current, hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly rainfall data for Ventura and Santa Barbara County, with data updated every 10 minutes. Additional links include current flow measurements and information on current storms for Ventura County. Click this link to open the map in a separate browser for full site capability.

Reservoir Levels

Lake Cachuma

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Lake Casitas

Click this link to open the Lake Casitas Water District site in a separate browser for full site capability.

Additionally, check out Ventura Watershed Protection Districts’ graph of observed and forecast flows at Casitas Dam, along with current flood impacts and inundation.


Other Local Web Cams

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Montecito Creek

Goleta Slough


Garden Street Academy

Northwest and East-Northwest views from Downtown Santa Barbara


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Ventura County – C StreetVentura Point,  and Mondos

Santa Barbara County – Rincon, Coal Oil Point, and Sands

*Webcams will activate after short commercial


Caltrans Traffic Cameras

CaltransLogoCaltrans has over a thousand cameras monitoring roadway sections across California, with eight in Santa Barbara County. The primary method for traffic camera information is still images, but some of the cameras offer live streaming video.  Caltrans currently uses two methods to distribute video. First is Windows Media Video which requires Windows Media Player.  Second is Flash video which requires Adobe Flash Player or QuickTime for Macintosh users. Visit the Caltrans Live Traffic Camera page and scroll down to find cameras in Santa Barbara County.