January 15, 2023
USBR Defers Water Release Down the Santa Ynez River
Water Release by USBR from Lake Cachuma's Bradbury Dam Spillway down the Santa Ynez River continues to be deferred.
January 15, 2023 (11:30 pm)
United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR or Reclamation) provided the following update to the Santa Ynez River Water Conservation District regarding the possible water release from Lake Cachuma down the Santa Ynez River:
Today’s weather forecast, the 10 day outlook, and current Lake Cachuma storage conditions indicate that Reclamation can continue to defer Bradbury Dam spillway releases for about 4 to 7 more days. The target release rate remains unchanged at 2,000 cfs but the initiation is dependent subsequent forecasts & operational conditions. We continue to monitor conditions around the clock and will provide another update on Wednesday, January 18th, unless there is a need to provide an earlier update.
Santa Ynez River Water Conservation District
January 2023 Storm - River & Reservoir Updates
Here is a LINK to SYRWCD's January 2023 Storm updates on the Lake Cachuma conditions, flows of the Santa Ynez River, and other helpful links.
Santa Barbara County Hydrology Real-time Information
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Reservoir Levels Map
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United States Bureau of Reclamation
Cachuma Daily Operations Table
Here is a LINK to Reclamation's Cachuma Daily Operations Table: a daily summary of storage, inflows, and quantity of water released per outlet location from Cachuma Reservoir.
Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management
Here is a LINK to January 2023 Storm updates, preparedness, and Recovery Resources.
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