San Luis Obispo County Water Resources

Division of Public Works



Salinas River

(Sensor 720)



  • 900 ft. downstream from Salinas Dam, 2 miles upstream from Pilitas Creek, and 7.5 miles northwest of Pozo, CA.



  • November 8, 1973 by U.S.G.S. and San Luis Obispo County Flood Control and Water Control District, in cooperation with San Luis Obispo County Department of Water Resources. April 11,1986, San Luis Obispo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District assumed operation of this gauge.



Stream Stage Hydrograph

Timeline: 14 day 7 day 5 day 3 day


Stream Stage Data


Date/Time: Specifies the date and time the County Computer detected a transmission from the sensor.


Stage: Specifies the creek stage (in feet). The creek stage is the water surface level above a reference datum. It should be noted that the County's gauge stations' point of zero stage is several feet below the channel bottom. Therefore, the reported stage will often be greater than the actual water depth.


Discharge: Specifies the instantaneous stream flow rate at the gauge station in cubic feet per second (cfs).



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