Streamflow trends evolve over the course of a year, and throughout the years too. Some streamflow conditions are more prevalent during seasonal cycles, allowing for patterns to arise over time. During seasonal peaks, streamflow on the river can reach levels as high as 220cfs, while the average tends to sit around 6cfs.
Residing within the Santa Ynez Watershed, this section of the river falls within the California Hydrologic Region. The USGS Streamflow network manages the majority of flow gauges across California, assigning this one a site ID of 11124500.
Watersheds are composed of land areas where all the river water and mountain snow eventually flow to a common outlet. Rain that falls within the Santa Ynez watershed will find its way into the various river constituents located in the area.