The mission of the Ventura County Watershed Protection District is to protect life, property, watercourses, watersheds and public infrastructure from the dangers and damages associated with flood and stormwaters in Ventura County. VCWPD has jurisdiction over about 200 miles of channels throughout the County.
One feature on the VCWPD website is the ALERT (Automated Local Evaluation in Real Time) map that shows rainfall totals at over 100 locations throughout Ventura County. If you look at the 2-day rainfall totals as of today, March 21, 2011, you will see some very dramatic rainfall totals, confirming the massive drenching we experienced in the Conejo Valley yesterday, leaving downed trees all around town. Here are some 2-day rainfall totals (note that this is provisional data and VCWPD does not warrant the accuracy of the data):
- Newbury Park: 5.5 inches (measured at the NP Fire Station)
- Thousand Oaks Civic Center: 5.4 inches
- Camarillo Airport: 4.0 inches
- Ventura County Government Center: 3.8 inches
- Simi Valley: 3.7 inches
- Moorpark: 3.1 inches
- Agoura Hills: 4.1 inches
That's a lot of rain in such a short period! Need sandbags? Here's a list courtesy of the Ventura County Fire Department.