Will there be a Water Release for the Santa Ynez River?
Stay Tuned... The benefits, efficiency and timing of Santa Ynez River Downstream Water Rights Releases are currently being evaluated for 2020.
As of August 14, 2019, no Downstream Water Rights Releases are planned for the Santa Ynez River for 2019. 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.