Jameson Lake Over the Top
Source: Montecito Water Protection District
While rainfall was relatively light over Montecito and Summerland during the night, Jameson Lake received an additional 1.63” over its watershed, causing Juncal Dam to spill this morning at approximately 4:30 A.M. (February 3, 2019). Spilling for the first time since 2011, the lake is now at 100% capacity, approximately 5,144 acre-feet with its storage elevation of 2,223.87 feet. This is great news for the District’s water supply, although water quality issues resulting from the Thomas Fire incident remain a challenge.
No major system damage was identified on Saturday, February 2, 2019, as Montecito Water District’s field crews worked from dawn until dark inspecting pipelines and other critical infrastructure.