Cachuma Lake Increase Guess?

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Before the storm, the Cachuma Reservoir was at 63.6% capacity. Can readers guess how much it will increase when this current storm passes?

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YELLOWFIN Jan 28, 2021 03:19 PM
Cachuma Lake Increase Guess?

I'd like to get "hammered" just enough to generate runoff but not enough for debris flows to happen.

Basicinfo805 Jan 28, 2021 02:54 PM
Cachuma Lake Increase Guess?

Ok, it's 3pm and here comes the heavy stuff - let's keep our fingers crossed we get hammered!

paglinsb Jan 28, 2021 11:18 AM
Cachuma Lake Increase Guess?

In addition to the direct hit, it might take a couple of days for the water to drain from the hills. I can't guess the increase, but so glad it will do so!

PitMix Jan 28, 2021 10:35 AM
Cachuma Lake Increase Guess?

I jinxed the storm with my prediction. Only came up a small amount from rain yesterday. And maybe the storm won't drop south today? It looks pretty stationary.

Basicinfo805 Jan 27, 2021 04:06 PM
Cachuma Lake Increase Guess?

Yeah no way is it going to spill with this storm, or the next. Maybe go up to 70% I agree with that. Should be a great rain though. We'll take it!

a-1611791965 Jan 27, 2021 03:59 PM
Cachuma Lake Increase Guess?

Due to lack of rain this season, I suspect the ground is still pretty absorbent, and the runoff will be minimal. I hope I am wrong!

Bird Jan 27, 2021 01:52 PM
Cachuma Lake Increase Guess?

I'd guess 65.5% by Saturday morning, assuming the storm passes out of this area around midnight on Friday.

gizmo1 Jan 27, 2021 12:22 PM
Cachuma Lake Increase Guess?

The Public guess is probably more accurate than the water authority figure that what do we need them for mismanagement?

pkww Jan 27, 2021 11:35 AM
Cachuma Lake Increase Guess?

My guess is ~70% by the weekend. I know it doesn't sound like much. Gibraltar Reservoir, upstream, is at 10% capacity, and until Gib spills over, the eastern area of the watershed accumulates there. Also, as of Wednesday at noon, the atmospheric river has stalled farther north than forecasted and SLO county is getting much of what we expected today.

a-1611828249 Jan 28, 2021 02:04 AM
Cachuma Lake Increase Guess?

The forecasts I read said the storm, if it did stall, would stop over Monterey County and north.
Weather West was one of them. https://weatherwest.com/

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