Cachuma Lake News

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 ...

12/10/2017
Roger Griffeth
Weiss Lake has a lot of property that touches the shoreline in Cherokee County. Are there restrictions on the use of this property? Who controls the land mass around the lake? When do you need a permit? All these questions are answered in my latest blog: "Weiss Lake Recreational Property".

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.

11/18/2017
Cathy Griffeth
Weiss Lake is getting a face lift. Read my blog at LakeWeissAlabama.com Real Estate Services

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 ...

11/14/2017
Cathy Griffeth
Pelicans arrive at Weiss Lake, by LakeWeissAlabama.com Real Estate Services. Take a minute to view the amazing video of American Pelicans stopping for a snack at Weiss Lake. Pelicans at Weiss Lake

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

10/23/2017 4:56:00 PM
Lompoc Record
The burn area near Cachuma Lake created by the Whittier Fire is still ashen grey, charred and dusty but some specks of green are starting to make their way into the bleak landscape. Take a look at the area burned near Circle V Ranch Camp and Camp Alegre ...

10/23/2017 4:56:00 PM
Santa Maria Times
The burn area near Cachuma Lake created by the Whittier Fire is still ashen grey, charred and dusty but some specks of green are starting to make their way into the bleak landscape. Take a look at the area burned near Circle V Ranch Camp and Camp Alegre ...

10/21/2017 7:11:00 AM
Lompoc Record
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, owner and operator of the camp amid the pines and oaks in a canyon south of Cachuma Lake, recently hosted 82 people for a luncheon in Solvang, and plaques were presented to individuals and groups who were involved in the ...

10/16/2017 9:37:00 PM
Lompoc Record
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, which owns and operates the camp amid the pines and oaks in a canyon south of Cachuma Lake, hosted 82 people for the luncheon in the Old Mission Santa Inés parish hall, where plaques were presented to individuals and ...

10/16/2017 8:31:00 PM
Santa Maria Times
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, which owns and operates the camp amid the pines and oaks in a canyon south of Cachuma Lake, hosted 82 people for the luncheon in the Old Mission Santa Inés parish hall, where plaques were presented to individuals and ...

10/11/2017 6:30:00 PM
Santa Maria Times
A Los Angeles man was arrested near Cachuma Lake on Wednesday morning after allegedly robbing VIP Tobacco in Solvang and leading law enforcement on a chase south on Highway 154, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office. A man and woman who ...

10/11/2017 6:10:00 PM
Lompoc Record
Personnel who normally work 12-hour shifts have been placed on 24-hour shifts, including the handcrew stationed at Cachuma Lake, the bulldozer and operator located in Los Alamos and the duty officer stationed in the Sheriff’s Office dispatch center.

10/11/2017 9:51:00 AM
Lompoc Record
After a vehicle pursuit on Highway 154, Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies apprehended a suspect around 9:50 a.m. Wednesday near Cachuma Lake, according to emergency radio traffic. The suspect's vehicle collided with another vehicle in the 4000 block ...

10/11/2017 9:51:00 AM
Santa Maria Times
After a vehicle pursuit on Highway 154, Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies apprehended a suspect around 9:50 a.m. Wednesday near Cachuma Lake, according to emergency radio traffic. The suspect's vehicle collided with another vehicle in the 4000 block ...

10/5/2017 11:45:00 PM
NewsChannel 3
Heavy rainfall could send ash and other debris over State Highway 154, and also into Cachuma Lake. The fire began July 8. It has been fully controlled at 18,430 acres. 16 residences were destroyed. The initial burn zone was along the highway. Then the ...

10/5/2017 3:02:00 PM
Lompoc Record
Nearly three months after it ignited, Los Padres National Forest officials announced today that the Whittier fire will be contained as of 5 p.m. The fire, which started in the Santa Ynez mountains near Cachuma Lake on July 8, charred 18,430 acres and ...

10/5/2017 3:02:00 PM
Santa Maria Times
Nearly three months after it ignited, Los Padres National Forest officials announced today that the Whittier fire will be contained as of 5 p.m. The fire, which started in the Santa Ynez mountains near Cachuma Lake on July 8, charred 18,430 acres and ...

10/4/2017 4:01:00 PM
Ventura County Star
Ron Odell of Woodland Hills caught a 24-pound lingcod on a flat fall jib aboard the Pacific Islander. Cachuma Lake: The bass and catfish bites have been described as “good” by lake officials. Recommended locations include Harvey’s Cove, Sweetwater ...

10/3/2017 8:34:00 AM
Santa Maria Times
Do bats target people with fateful bites? Valley residents are invited to learn the answers to these questions during this year’s Creepy Creatures extravaganza on Saturday, Oct. 14, at Cachuma Lake. To help dispel scary myths about Halloween creatures ...

10/2/2017 6:11:00 PM
Santa Ynez Valley News
Do bats target people with fateful bites? Valley residents are invited to learn the answers to these questions during this year’s Creepy Creatures extravaganza on Saturday, Oct. 14, at Cachuma Lake. To help dispel scary myths about Halloween creatures ...

10/1/2017 3:39:00 PM
NewsChannel 3
Cachuma Lake is under 40 percent of capacity, but Santa Barbara conservation levels remain impressive. (John Palminteri/KEYT photo) Cachuma Lake is under 40 percent of capacity, but Santa Barbara conservation levels remain impressive. (John Palminteri/KEYT ...

9/28/2017 9:58:00 PM
Noozhawk
This week, Santa Barbara's Gibraltar Reservoir was at 61 percent of capacity and Cachuma Lake was at 45 percent of capacity, Haggmark said. Groundwater basins were at 30-percent capacity and full recovery of the basins is not expected for another five to ...

9/28/2017 3:47:00 PM
Lompoc Record
An estimated 90 percent of the camp located off Highway 154 near Cachuma Lake was destroyed when the Whittier fire roared through July 8, leaving only the swimming pool and three buildings standing and killing all the animals in the Nature Center.

9/28/2017 3:43:00 PM
Santa Maria Times
An estimated 90 percent of the camp located off Highway 154 near Cachuma Lake was destroyed when the Whittier fire roared through July 8, leaving only the swimming pool and three buildings standing and killing all the animals in the Nature Center.

9/26/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (September 2017)

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