Originator: Amy E. East
Originator: Jessica L. Williamson
Rain measurements in Santa Cruz County, California, January 2023
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: comma-delimited text
Series_Name: data release
Issue_Identification: DOI: 10.5066/P95YN9HE
Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Santa Cruz, California
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Rain gages were deployed temporarily at four sites in Santa Cruz County, California, during a series of atmospheric-river storms that delivered unusually large amounts of rain in January 2023. Data collection focused on the San Lorenzo River, and include three locations in the San Lorenzo Valley (in Boulder Creek along Hilton Drive, in Felton near Glengarry Road, and in Scotts Valley along Green Valley Road), as well as one site within the city of Santa Cruz, on Darwin Street. These data are provided to facilitate emergency response and assessment of continued landscape effects of these storms.
Direct measurements of rain amount, duration, and intensity such as these can be used to evaluate causes of landscape change.
Additional information about the field activity from which these data were derived is available online at:
Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
The USGS gratefully acknowledges D. Brothers, J. Kluesner, and A. Ritchie for their assistance with data collection.
Ground condition at time data were collected (time reported in Universal Time Coordinated [UTC]).
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: none planned
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: precipitation (atmospheric)
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Data Categories for Marine Planning
Theme_Keyword: Material Resources
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Marine Realms Information Bank (MRIB) keywords
Theme_Keyword: precipitation measurements
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey
Theme_Keyword: Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program
Theme_Keyword: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Metadata Identifier
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Place_Keyword: State of California
Place_Keyword: Santa Cruz County
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Data_Set_Credit: Data collection was funded by the U.S. Geological Survey.
U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Contact_Person: PCMSC Science Data Coordinator
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 2885 Mission Street
City: Santa Cruz