Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question:
Is there a way through the ladpw.org website to access real time water flow information for Malibu Creek or other streams where the DPW has gauge stations?

Thanks,
George Fitz

ANSWER:
Real-time runoff data is not posted online due to several reasons. The main reason is that all runoff gage data has to be corrected for numerous variables. At "real-time" transmission, it is hard to verify those values. The runoff values do not become "official" record until the Hydrologic Report is published. People with questions about flow rate can contact the Department's Water Resources Division, Public Counter at 626-458-6120, Monday thru Thursday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, but may be told that preliminary data will be available after a set period of time.

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