Links for Creek and Watershed Information

San Luis Obispo Creek and Nearby Watersheds

City of SLO flood preparedness brochures
http://www.getreadyslo.com/

SLO Waterway Management Plan – SLO Creek Watershed (31.1 MB Adobe Acrobat file)
http://www.slocity.org/publicworks/documents.asp
- scroll down to "Creek and Storm" and select document (entire plan is 31 MB, but can be downloaded in smaller parts.)

SLO County
http://www.slocountywater.org/
This website provides links to real-time stream gage data, as well as water-related activities and documents

http://www.slocountywater.org/weather/alert/stream/madonna.htm
Live stream flow gauge in San Luis Obispo Creek at Madonna Road

SLO Creek Watershed Enhancement Plan (by The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo, 2002)

The Creek Care Guide A useful reference for landowners prepared by the City of Arroyo Grande
http://www.arroyogrande.org/document-center/natural-resources/water/creek-care-guide.pdf

Fisheries and Creek Groups

CalFish
http://www.calfish.org/DesktopDefault.aspx

Central Coast Salmon Enhancement
http://centralcoastsalmon.com

Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County website describing its projects on San Luis Creek
http://www.special-places.org/ecm/Restoration/SLO_Creek.html

NOAA Fisheries
http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/

TriCounty Fish Team
http://www.tcft.org/index.html

 

Good stream and watershed links from other areas in California

Napa County Fact Sheet for Landowners
http://www.napaflooddistrict.org/Flood.asp?LID=561 and click on “Fact sheet on creek maintenance April 2006

Santa Clara Valley Water District “Watersheds, Streams and Floods” webpage
http://www.valleywater.org/Water/Watersheds_-_streams_and_floods/index.shtm

General Watershed Information

Environmental Protection Agency Watershed Links:
http://www.epa.gov/owow/watershed/links.html

California Watershed Portal
http://cwp.resources.ca.gov/index.html

National Watershed Coalition
http://www.watershedcoalition.org/aboutus.html

Information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA flood insurance
http://www.fema.gov/business/nfip/

FEMA “Before a flood”
http://www.fema.gov/hazard/flood/fl_before.shtm

FEMA “During a flood” – what to do
http://www.fema.gov/hazard/flood/fl_during.shtm