Storage Levels Hydrology Weather

California Santa Ynez Watershed

Cachuma Lake

June 6 2023

195,995 acre-ft

None% today
None% of Normal Very Low

Water storage levels at Cachuma Lake are currently 195,995 acre-ft, about None% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately Noneacre-ft.

Maximum recorded Storage since record keeping began in 2023 was 2023-05-07 when levels reached 195,995 acre-ft. Lowest recorded Storage was 2023-04-10 when levels receded to 186,904 acre-ft.

Cachuma Lake is a man-made reservoir located in Santa Barbara County, California. It was created in 1953 by the construction of Bradbury Dam on the Santa Ynez River. The lake primarily serves as a water supply for the Santa Ynez Valley, including the city of Santa Barbara. The hydrology of the lake is heavily influenced by rainfall and the surrounding mountains, which provide surface flow and snowpack. The lake also receives water from the State Water Project and the Central Valley Project. Agricultural uses in the Santa Ynez Valley rely heavily on the water supply from Cachuma Lake. The lake is also a popular recreational destination, offering camping, fishing, boating, and hiking opportunities.

Geolocation -119.980, 34.583
Elevation 781 ft
Storage 24hr Change None%
Percent of Normal None%
Minimum 186,904 acre-ft
Maximum 195,995 acre-ft
Average acre-ft
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