Sonoma County Real-time Rainfall, River-Stream, and Reservoir Data

April 11th, 2018 by Selina Flores

A series of rain and stream flow gauges have been installed within and downstream of the areas burned by the devastating October wildfires, providing real-time data to weather forecasters who are responsible for sending out alerts to residents when flashfloods or debris flows may be imminent.

The real-time rainfall and streamflow data is also available to the public at https://sonoma.onerain.com/.

The data from the gauges is used by the National Weather Service (NWS) in developing their hazardous weather advisories, alerts and warnings.

 

More information about being prepared, including a map identifying post-fire hazard assessments, is available at www.sonomacountyrecovers.org

Residents are encouraged to be prepared at all times:

    • Keep your cell phone turned on at all times to receive Emergency Alerts and Warnings from the NWS. For information on NWS Advisories and Watches visit: weather.gov/alerts.
    • To be notified by Sonoma County first responders in the event of an emergency, sign up for Sonoma County Alerts at: SoCoAlert.com.
    • The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department rebroadcasts NWS advisories, alerts and warnings. To receive alerts from the Sheriff’s Dept. and other public safety agencies visit: local.nixle.com/sonoma-county-sheriffs-office/

In areas where there is limited cell service, or in the event of a power outage, you can receive Emergency Alerts from the NWS using NOAS All-Hazard Radios, which rely on batteries.

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