The Arroyo in Storm
January 4, 2004 - There's been a lot of water over the dam in the last week in the last week. This Arroyo really comes to life when a storm like the one now pouring down on us hits. Here are some pictures of the results.
water flows ferociously through the spillway at Devil's Gate Dam on
December 29, 2004.
This is only the second time that this has occurred since the dam was
rehabilitated in 1997. It's an exciting sight to see,
demonstrating the force of nature and of the storms that periodically
roar through the Arroyo. Water only flows through the spillway
when it reaches elevation 1040, fully fifty feet above the bottom of the
In the picture below, check out the water in the reservoir area stretching back towards Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
This chart comes from the US Geological Survey gaging station which records the flow in the Arroyo Seco. Click on the graphic to see the most up-to-date, real-time measurement of the stream flow. You can monitor the Arroyo Seco streamflow at any time by clicking on this link: