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Water Release for the Santa Ynez River

Will there be a Water Release for the Santa Ynez River?

As of August 14, 2019, no Downstream Water Rights Releases are planned for the Santa Ynez River.  This conservative approach will retain the Downstream Water Rights Credits at Lake Cachuma Reservoir for the need during a future dry year.  It is evaluated every year after the winter rain season.  Lake Cachuma Reservoir last spilled in 2011.