Under the hydrological data collection objective of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), the Department of Water Resources proposes to deploy a network of stream gages in high and medium priority groundwater basins to reduce data gaps in the existing stream gage network. The improved network would provide essential data needed to improve water management and to help protect fish and wildlife. The proposed station would monitor water levels in Bautista Creek and collect data for analysis of groundwater recharge and flooding in the Bautista groundwater basin. The proposed project consists of installation of a Pillbox enclosure, which contains the Data Collection Platform to store the data, radio to transmit the data, battery to power the unit, desiccant container, and a gas purge compressor that generates a steady pressure of air through the bubbler line that is used to calculate the stage height when surface water is flowing. The bubbler conduit would run parallel to the slope of the streambank, secured in place by 0.5” diameter U-shaped rebar anchors. The conduit would meet the streambed and extend less than one foot across the streambed. Solar panels, a GPS antenna on top of a pole extending from the Pillbox as well as a Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) antenna. The PillBox itself will be installed on top of the stream bank in a 3 ft square by 8 inches deep concrete pad using hand tools. The installation would take no more than two to three days without the use of heavy equipment, would be minimally intrusive, and would result in minimal impact to habitats, wildlife, aesthetics, and to the waters of the State or the US. Handheld power tools would be used to dig the hole for the concrete pad. Department of Water Resources (DWR) staff would operate and maintain the gaging station, visiting the site for routine maintenance and repairs and to download data manually for verification purposes, up to six times in a year. Additionally, after initial installation, staff would visit the site after storm events to take depth and flow measurements necessary to develop a rating curve. The data collected from the station would be available publicly through the California Data Exchange Center and the Water Data Library and shared with local agency partners if requested.