USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
11120500 San Jose Creek near Goleta, CA
LOCATION - Lat 34°27'33", long 119°48'29" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Santa Barbara County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 18060013, in La Goleta Grant, on right bank, 0.2 mi north of Patterson Avenue Bridge, 1.1 mi downstream from unnamed tributary, and 1.7 mi northeast of Goleta.
DRAINAGE AREA - 5.51 mi².
- WSP 1928: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - January 1941 to January 1995, October 1995 to current year.
CHEMICAL DATA: Water years 1978-91.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder, crest-stage gage, and concrete low-water control. Datum of gage is 95.61 ft above NGVD of 1929 (levels by Santa Barbara County Road Department). Prior to Dec. 24, 1955, at datum 5.50 ft higher. Dec. 24, 1955, to Jan. 10, 1960, at datum 1.5 ft higher. Prior to Oct. 1, 1971, at site 75 ft downstream.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 2,520 ft³/s, Mar. 4, 2001, gage height, 9.04 ft, from rating curve extended above 400 ft³/s, on basis of slope-area measurement at gage height 9.32 ft; maximum gage height, 12.74 ft, present datum, Jan. 21, 1943; no flow at times in most years.