Daily flows from Santa Clara Valley Water District This web site tends to be painfully slow, and is being reorganized,
so some of the may become dead at any time.
Note: if using search engine, the SCVWD uses a mix of "gage"
(the former is an acceptable, but less common, spelling of the word
that is used in various engineering speciality).
Warning: this data is automatically collected from
untended gauges. Failures and bad reading are not unexpected.
Matadero/Barron Remediation Project: Final considerations (2002):
Flood wall heights in Midtown (esp Ross, Louis and Greer):
SCVWD Evaluation of Alternatives:
in upcoming rainy seasons due to
undersizing of the lower Matadero channel
Discovered in summer 1997
Initial problem discovered at Louis Road bridge,
but the scope of the problem grew during several rounds
of exploring the problem.
The bypass channel from Barron Creek to Matadero Creek
has had a gate installed and it will be shut if Matadero
is in danger of overflowing.
In the big storm of February 1998,
the gate was closed and the Barron Creek sediment basin
However, because there was a gate rather than a static
barrier, enough water was moved from Barron to Matadero
early in the storm to avoid flooding
(from the creek: there was some flooding from runoff
from yards and streets).
Remedy: being delayed by engineering studies and funding