Geology Cafe

Water Resources of California's Central Coast

Water is our region's most precious economic resource. The region's thriving agricultural capacity utilizes most of the water available, and more water is imported from sources from the Great Valley region. Whereas urban usage is significant, much can be done to minimize the waste of water through wise management and some simple changes in lifestyles, like planting drought tolerant plants instead of water consuming yard grasses. Look at the resources below to learn more about our precious water resources!

See climate data for cities in the Central Coast region.

See climate data for California's national parks

See the Water Cycle & Climate in California

See the Water Cycle illustrated (USGS)

Learn about floods in California

Learn about Erosion Processes

Learn more at the California Water Awareness Campaign

California Data Exchange Center

(California Department of Water Resources)
San Benito County Water District

California Water Science Center (U.S. Geological Survey)
Water drop

April is National Water
Awareness Month