How Do You Find the Water Level of Cachuma Lake?

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The Santa Barbara County Public Works department keeps tabs on the water level of Lake Cachuma, and this information is available in the Reservoir Map on their Real-Time Rainfall resource at As of September 21, 2015, the water level of Lake Cachuma is 670.46 feet.

Lake Cachuma is an artificial lake and reservoir located outside of Santa Barbara, California. The lake is in a shortage state as of the summer of 2015. These low water levels are reminiscent of the drought experienced in the late 1980s to 1990s when the water level dropped rapidly from 1987 to 1991. The surface elevation of the lake is 778 feet when at capacity.