Temperature database & climate scenarios for rivers & streams along the southern California coast are now available on the NorWeST website.
The data to develop the stream scenarios consist of 447 summer records at 163 unique stream sites & were collected by biologists and hydrologists in that area that work for state, federal, tribal, university, and private resource organizations. The NorWeST project is a grassroots effort to develop an open access, comprehensive stream temperature database and set of high-resolution climate scenarios for the American West. The database currently houses >150,000,000 hourly records from >20,000 unique sites that were contributed by >100 agencies & resource groups. NorWeST was funded for California by the USFWS & the California Fish Passage Forum, with complimentary grants to do the project elsewhere from the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, NASA, NFWF, USFS, & USGS. The NorWeST data products consist of three basic things (described below), all of which can be summarized, displayed, or queried in ArcGIS and other digital formats for ease of use. You can also view & query the stream temperature scenarios dynamically from your desktop using this nifty GoogleMap tool (zoom in until the streams appear).