GIBRALTAR DAM

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

California Reservoirs Santa Ynez Watershed

Gibraltar Dam

RESERVOIR REPORT
February 20 2024

1,528 acre-ft

None% today
None% of Normal Very Low

Water storage levels at Gibraltar Dam are currently 1,528 acre-ft, about None% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately Noneacre-ft. Maximum recorded Storage since record keeping began in 2021 was 2023-01-09 when levels reached 4,955 acre-ft. Lowest recorded Storage was 2021-12-13 when levels receded to 179 acre-ft. View historical levels.

Gibraltar Dam is a concrete gravity dam located in Santa Barbara County, California, built in 1920 for the purpose of water storage and hydroelectric power generation. The dam impounds the waters of the Gibraltar Reservoir, which is fed by runoff from the surrounding Santa Ynez Mountains and snowpack during winter months. The dam has a height of 171 feet and a length of 385 feet. It has a capacity of 4,554 acre-feet and can hold up to 147 million gallons of water. The reservoir serves as a source of water supply for the city of Santa Barbara and surrounding areas. It is also used for recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and hiking. The dam has undergone several upgrades and maintenance over the years to ensure its safety and reliability.

Geolocation -119.686, 34.526
Elevation 1,399 ft
Storage 24hr Change None%
Percent of Normal None%
Minimum 179 acre-ft
2021-12-13
Maximum 4,955 acre-ft
2023-01-09
Average acre-ft
AREA SURFACE FLOWS
Streamgauge Streamflow Stage
HILTON CYN C NR SANTA YNEZ CA 0 cfs 7.1 ft
CUYAMA R BL BUCKHORN CYN NR SANTA MARIA CA 238 cfs 6.2 ft
HUASNA R NR ARROYO GRANDE CA 369 cfs 4.8 ft
SISQUOC R NR GAREY 811 cfs 9.7 ft
GIBRALTAR DAM DIV WEIR A GIBRALTAR DAM CA 0 cfs 17.6 ft
SANTA MARIA R A SUEY CROSSING NR SANTA MARIA CA 1,520 cfs 11.9 ft

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