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January 2023 Storms - Santa Ynez River & Cachuma Reservoir

 

 UPDATES:

January 26, 2023 Update

USBR Continues to Defers Water Release Down the Santa Ynez River 

From USBR: The Lake level has risen about 1.4 feet since the January 21, 2023, going from an elevation of 750.40 feet to 751.74 feet. Inflows are currently less than 1000 acre-feet or 500 cfs per day and no significant rain is expected for the next 7 days. Should inflows remain at this level and slightly recede USBR may be able to manage them by just operating the Outlet Works, without the need for a relatively mild release over the Spillway.  USBR continues to monitor conditions and provide updates.

 

January 19, 2023 Update

USBR Continues to Defers Water Release Down the Santa Ynez River 

Next update is expected Saturday, January 21, 2023.   Read more.

Cachuma Operations Spillway Debris 1-17-2023
Cachuma Operations Spillway Debris on January 17, 2023 (Photo credit: USBR)

 

January 18, 2023 Update

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY DECLARED ELIGIBLE FOR INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE

Impacted residents encouraged to apply for assistance.   Read more.

 

January 15, 2023 Update

USBR Continues to Defer a Planned Release Down the Santa Ynez River 

Bradbury Dam Spillway planned release by USBR down the Santa Ynez River continues to be delayed. Read more.

January 13, 2023 Update

USBR's PLANNED RELEASE FOR FLOOD CONTROL EFFORTS

Bradbury Dam Spillway planned release by USBR to the Santa Ynez River is DELAYED.  Read more.

 

Santa Ynez River downstream of Cachuma Jan. 12, 2023
January 12, 2023, Santa Ynez River downstream of Cachuma Reservoir (photo credit: USBR)

Santa Barbara County Hydrology Real-time Information

Rainfall Table

Here is a LINK to  Santa Barbara County's Real-Time Rainfall Table for specific locations.

Reservoir Levels Map

Here is a LINK to  Santa Barbara County's Real-Time Reservoir Levels Map.

 

 

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.

Recovery Resources

The County is working to gather resources for community members impacted by the January 2023 winter storm event. In the coming days, this ReadySBC.org  January Storm Recovery webpage will be a source of information, including links for wellness counseling support, housing assistance, information to aid in rebuilding, permitting, hazardous material clean-up, loss of business or employment, and other topics.

Register to Receive ReadySBC Alerts

If you haven't registered for emergency alerts, please do so at ReadySBC.org.

For updated and detailed information, please visit ReadySBC.org or call Santa Barbara County's Emergency Call Center at (833) 688-5551 or 211.

 

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