The USGS gage at Stage Road is in jeopardy of being shut down for lack of funds.

Sufficient stream flow is critical to a healthy watershed.

The USGS gage at Stage Road records stream flow as an essential indicator of stream habitat health. To obtain a permit for off stream storage, stream flow data from the USGS gage is required.

Many agencies are working together with farmers and ranchers to provide off stream storage of water in times of plenty. The water stored in ponds can be used for agriculture instead of drawing water from the stream when flows are low.

Historically the gage has been maintained by a combination of public and private funds. Unfortunately, the gage is offline now. SGERC is actively pursuing a solution. 

San Gregorio USGS gage site