Flooded with Information: SB Channelkeeper Launches El Niño Web Portal



CONTACT:   Jenna Driscoll, Watershed & Marine Program Associate, Santa Barbara Channelkeeper

                                Tel: (805) 536-3377 ext.5; Email: jennad@sbck.org

Flooded with Information: Non-Profit Launches El Niño Web Portal

January 19, 2016 (Santa Barbara, CA) – Local water watchdog Santa Barbara Channelkeeper recently launched a portal on its website – www.sbck.org/ElNino – that provides a wealth of information about El Niño. The new El Niño Portal houses extensive information on the phenomenon of El Niño, storm preparedness, weather forecasts, current news, surf reports, reservoir status, and links to live webcams, current rainfall, and storm trackers.


“We worked to create an interactive site that can serve as a hub of information on a timely topic that people are hungry to learn more about,” says Jenna Driscoll, Channelkeeper’s Watershed and Marine Program Associate. “There are so many agencies and organizations that track issues related to El Niño, and we put all of it in one spot so it’s easily accessible to the public.”


The web portal features several sections that open to pages with detailed information, current conditions and images, and links to useful websites and smartphone app downloads. While most information on the site focuses on Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, some links offer information on a regional or national scale.

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper’s mission is to protect and restore the Santa Barbara Channel and its watersheds through science-based advocacy, education, field work and enforcement. To learn more about Channelkeeper, visit www.sbck.org

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