MONITORING WELL DATA FOR SANTA BARBARA WATERFRONT & ENVIRONS
Synopsis for Heal the Ocean by Helene K. Gardner, Ph.D.,
I have examined the data available for the Santa Barbara waterfront on the GeoTracker web site. This site is a database developed by the State Water Resources Control Board to provide online access to information on leaking underground storage tanks (LUSTs also called leaking underground fuel tanks, LUFTs), spills-leaks-investigations-cleanups (SLICs), landfills, and Department of Defense sites. Oddly, Matthew Chircop, Hazardous Materials Specialist with Santa Barbara County Fire told me on 11/18/2010 that only LUFT sites are required to be on GeoTracker site, so there seems to be some confusion about that. There is certainly less information available on the GeoTracker site for non-LUFTs than LUFTs, which does not seem to be consistent with the purpose of the web site.