Cachuma Lake News

2/16/2018 11:08:00 AM
Santa Maria Times
The Santa Ynez River Valley Groundwater Basin stretches from a point several miles east of Cachuma Lake along the riverbed to Vandenberg Air Force Base, and multiple cities, services districts and others have a stake in its waters. Because of its size and ...

2/14/2018 2:34:00 PM
Ventura County Star
Paige Hiroshima of Camarillo caught a 2-pound crappie on a nightcrawler. Lake hours: 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Cachuma Lake: While bass, trout and catfish have been the most common catch, crappie have begun to crop up this week. Three crappie caught recently ...

2/13/2018 7:42:00 PM
Lompoc Record
The Santa Ynez River Valley Groundwater Basin stretches from a point several miles east of Cachuma Lake along the riverbed to Vandenberg Air Force Base, and multiple cities, service districts and others have a stake in the basin. As a result, they agreed ...

2/5/2018 11:05:00 AM
Lompoc Record
Comparing worrisome water levels at Cachuma Lake to a fear of dropping their cellphones into a puddle, Eisaguirre hinted one is more easily replaced. “Our goal is to … prepare school-age students and inspire them to be stewards of our natural resources ...

1/31/2018 9:35:00 PM
Lompoc Record
“A lot of rescuers were involved,” Dahlberg said. “It wasn’t just me there that day.” When the Whittier fire erupted near Cachuma Lake and raced toward three nearby summer camps, word went out that 82 youths and counselors at Circle V Ranch Camp ...

1/31/2018 2:35:00 PM
Ventura County Star
Kenny Tatsch of Ventura caught a 2-pound bass and a 1 1/2-pound crappie on nightcrawlers. Lake hours: 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Cachuma Lake: Bass, trout, catfish and crappie bites are all rate as “fair,” according to lake officials. Trout have been spotted at ...

1/31/2018 12:24:00 AM
Noozhawk
Cachuma Lake has not spilled since 2011, and Santa Barbara is still facing significant drought conditions, the city’s top water manager told the City Council on Tuesday. Joshua Haggmark, the city’s water resources manager, said the city has adequate ...

1/31/2018 12:11:00 AM
Wildfire Today
The Whittier Fire burned over 18,000 acres northwest of Santa Barbara. The Circle V Ranch Camp is south of Cachuma Lake and south of San Marcos Pass Road. On the map below it is north of the “W” in “Whittier Fire”. Map of the Whittier Fire ...

1/29/2018 8:33:00 PM
Noozhawk
Special events associated with the exhibit include a nature cruise on Cachuma Lake on Saturday, March 24, and an Artists Panel Discussion on closing weekend, at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 29. A gouache workshop, children’s programs, and a water expert panel ...

1/26/2018 7:00:00 AM
Santa Maria Times
Tickets are on sale for the 30th annual Live Oak Music Festival near Cachuma Lake. This year, concertgoers can celebrate the event’s anniversary with special “throwback” pricing through Wednesday, Jan. 31. The event is held every year over Father’s ...

1/24/2018 6:34:00 PM
Lompoc Record
The downpours that ravaged Montecito did add to the storage totals at Cachuma Lake and Gibraltar Reservoir, which feeds into Cachuma. Sadly, the additions brought the water level at Cachuma only to 53 percent of normal. Twitchell Reservoir, Santa Maria’s ...

1/24/2018 4:18:00 PM
Santa Maria Times
The downpours that ravaged Montecito did add to the storage totals at Cachuma Lake and Gibraltar Reservoir, which feeds into Cachuma. Sadly, the additions brought the water level at Cachuma only to 53 percent of normal. Twitchell Reservoir, Santa Maria’s ...

1/19/2018 10:14:00 AM
Lompoc Record
1 and continues until Aug. 31. As of 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15, Cachuma Lake was holding 75,417 acre-feet, or 39 percent of its 193,305 acre-foot capacity, according to statistics from the Santa Barbara County Flood Control District. The amount of rain that ...

1/17/2018 4:40:00 PM
Ventura County Star
The lake will offer nightfishing Jan. 26 and 27. Lake hours: 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Cachuma Lake: Lake officials rate the bass, catfish and trout bites as “good.” Trout action has steadily increased since the lake’s last trout plant in November.

1/11/2018 8:14:00 PM
Lompoc Record
We have to get ready for future rain.” Nick Turner, of the Montecito Water District, said the Cachuma Operations and Maintenance Board confirmed the South Coast Conduit from Cachuma Lake is intact, holding pressure and delivering water to Ortega ...

1/11/2018 8:04:00 PM
Santa Maria Times
We have to get ready for future rain.” Nick Turner, of the Montecito Water District, said the Cachuma Operations and Maintenance Board confirmed the South Coast Conduit from Cachuma Lake is intact, holding pressure and delivering water to Ortega ...

12/29/2017 4:07:00 AM
Santa Ynez Valley News
Circle V Ranch Camp & Retreat Center, located across Highway 154 from Cachuma Lake, recently received a $7,000 donation from the Santa Ynez Valley Foundation to help rebuild facilities that were destroyed b the Whittier fire last year. The camp was founded ...

12/28/2017 1:05:00 AM
Santa Maria Sun
Two massive wildfires ignited within days of each other in July—the Alamo and Whittier fires—which charred mountainous terrain in Tepusquet Canyon and Santa Ynez near Cachuma Lake, respectively. Fire crews from across the state aided local firefighters ...

12/27/2017 9:07:00 AM
Noozhawk
Circle V Ranch Camp & Retreat Center, at 2550 Highway 154 across from Cachuma Lake, was founded in 1945 and has been situated on 30 acres in Los Padres National Forest since 1990. On July 8, the Whittier Fire began nearby and burned through the camp ...

12/22/2017 12:17:00 PM
Santa Ynez Valley News
Circle V Ranch Camp & Retreat Center, located at 2550 Highway 154 across from Cachuma Lake, was founded in 1945 and has been located on 30 acres in the Los Padres National Forest since 1990. On July 8 the Whittier wildfire began nearby and burned through ...

12/18/2017 12:20:00 AM
KEYT
A Hot Shot crew climbs a hill while cutting a line among homes at the Thomas Fire on Saturday in Montecito, California. CACHUMA LAKE, Calif. - The Santa Barbara County Base Camp for the Thomas Fire burning for two weeks is where weary firefighters go to ...

12/16/2017 11:34:00 AM
Santa Maria Times
Crews are working on securing resources in the area. In addition, crews at the Cachuma Lake base camp who have been fighting the Thomas fire are being reassigned to this incident, Eliason said. Personnel from Santa Maria, Lompoc and Vandenberg are also ...

12/16/2017 6:00:00 AM
Santa Maria Times
Crews worked early to secure resources in the area. To aid County Fire, crews at the Cachuma Lake base camp that have been fighting the Thomas fire were reassigned to this incident, Eliason said. Personnel from Santa Maria, Lompoc and Vandenberg also assisted.

12/13/2017 2:00:00 PM
Ventura County Star
That may be extended through Dec. 18, depending on conditions. Lake hours: Closed. Cachuma Lake: Cachuma Lake recreation area has closed due to the Thomas Fire’s reach into Santa Barbara. Lake hours: Closed. Lake Castaic: Lake officials rate the bass ...

12/12/2017 8:00:00 PM
KEYT
LAKE CACHUMA, Calif. - Already one thousand crew members were fed breakfast at Lake Cachuma Tuesday morning and that number is expected to grow as this new, second command post for the Thomas Fire gets set up. This was quite the sight for campers Betty and ...

12/8/2017 3:39:00 PM
Noozhawk
The city’s Gibraltar Reservoir has 1,799 acre-feet of water and is at 33 percent capacity. Cachuma Lake is at 39 percent of capacity, with about 75,694 acre-feet of water remaining. The city has access to about 2,000 acre-feet of water in Cachuma and ...

12/6/2017 4:06:00 PM
Ventura County Star
Lake Casitas: The lake and recreation area is closed to all activities due to the Thomas Fire. Lake hours: Closed. Cachuma Lake: The bass, catfish and trout bites are all rated as “good” by lake officials. Last week’s trout plant has significantly ...

11/30/2017 9:46:00 PM
Santa Maria Times
Despite days of record-setting heat in recent weeks, the crisp nighttime air says winter is on the way, but that doesn’t mean an end to recreational activities at Cachuma Lake Recreation Area, which could offer a cure for those experiencing holiday overload.

11/30/2017 2:46:00 PM
Lompoc Record
Despite days of record-setting heat in recent weeks, the crisp nighttime air says winter is on the way, but that doesn’t mean an end to recreational activities at Cachuma Lake Recreation Area, which could offer a cure for those experiencing holiday overload.

11/16/2017
National Weather Service
Water Resources Outlook (November 2017)

11/15/2017 2:59:00 PM
Ventura County Star
Thompson added that the water temperature has cooled enough to see the return of anchovy. Cachuma Lake: Fishing remains fair, with catfish and bass being the most active species. Trout fishing remains slow, with the fish about 30 feet from the surface.

11/14/2017 8:45:00 PM
Noozhawk
About 30 minutes later, a single-vehicle rollover crash was reported on Highway 154, about two miles east of the entrance to Cachuma Lake County Park, but it apparently was non-injury. Check back with Noozhawk for updates to this story. Welcome to Noozhawk ...

11/12/2017 11:00:00 PM
Santa Maria Times
The fish are jumping at Cachuma Lake after Santa Barbara County Parks Department planted 4,000 pounds of triploid rainbow trout there just before the Veterans Day weekend. A Parks Department spokesman said the trout ranged in size from half-pound ...

11/12/2017 11:00:00 PM
Lompoc Record
The fish are jumping at Cachuma Lake after Santa Barbara County Parks Department planted 4,000 pounds of triploid rainbow trout there just before the Veterans Day weekend. A Parks Department spokesman said the trout ranged in size from half-pound ...

11/8/2017 7:36:00 PM
Noozhawk
In cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Santa Barbara County Parks was granted a Private Stocking Permit for up to 16,000 pounds of triploid rainbow trout for Cachuma Lake in 2017-18. That's twice as much as was granted in 2016.

11/8/2017 12:32:00 PM
Ventura County Star
The lake is expecting its first trout plant of the year this week. Lake hours: 6:15 a.m.-5 p.m. Cachuma Lake: The fishing remains consistent with catfish and bass being the most common catch for anglers. Harvey’s Cove has been a hot spot for both bass ...

11/7/2017 5:45:00 PM
Santa Maria Times
Agencies and organizations that contracted for services last year included the cities of Buellton and Solvang, Cachuma Lake Patrol, Santa Maria High School, Lompoc High School District, Righetti RSD, Hancock College, Santa Maria Fairpark, Elks Security ...

11/1/2017 2:35:00 PM
Ventura County Star
Cachuma Lake: Catfish and bass remain the most active catch, especially the catfish, which have been active in Harvey’s Cove, Santa Cruz Bay and Bobcat’s Cove. Trout fishing remains slow, with the trout in depths of 45 feet or deeper. Lake hours ...

10/27/2017 5:15:00 PM
Noozhawk
Then there are the implications for water supply and quality. “Obviously, the concern is for Cachuma Lake and the water quality impacts for the reservoir and the sedimentation,” Fayram said. “Gibraltar (Reservoir, upstream on the Santa Ynez River ...

10/24/2017
National Weather Service

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