Lake Cachuma Two Months Apart

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By Patti Gutshall

Cachuma Lake 1-19-19 vs 3-10-19.  The water continues to rush in and the lake rises.  Turkey Vulture enjoys some sushi.

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Luvaduck Mar 13, 2019 01:47 PM
Lake Cachuma Two Months Apart

I have to agree with RHS. If an area can't reliably supply it's current population on a yearly basis, it's crazy to expand base demand. (Especially if it's something that might poison the water table as fracking has in some other locations.)

beachbiker Mar 13, 2019 08:29 AM
Lake Cachuma Two Months Apart

Love seeing the "before and after". I hope everyone keeps up their water conservation efforts which have been significant during the drought. Please don't slack off!

jqb Mar 13, 2019 07:30 AM
Lake Cachuma Two Months Apart

This is a wet El Nino year during a drought that will only keep getting worse due to global warming, so don't get the idea that we're back to normal.

a-1553530559 Mar 13, 2019 01:35 PM
Lake Cachuma Two Months Apart

RHS I don't see anyone anywhere pointing any fingers at you, guilt tripping you. Why so aggressively defensive?

RHS Mar 13, 2019 12:59 PM
Lake Cachuma Two Months Apart

No. We will not get back to "normal" with an increasing population and a growing high consumption Big Ag industry. Please stop guilt tripping people who simply want to wash their car or have a garden to care for while monstrous amounts of water are used by "hospitality" facilities and things such as fracking oil wells. I am not the problem and I refuse to be made the scapegoat.

KevinSB Mar 12, 2019 09:56 PM
Lake Cachuma Two Months Apart

Great photo essay thanks. Given the still decent outflow from Gibraltar I’d guess cachuma will reach 77.5% before it stops rising. If next year is a 10-20” year, cachuma will spill for the first time in a decade.

a-1553530559 Mar 12, 2019 04:43 PM
Lake Cachuma Two Months Apart

The lake is looking really good. Nov. 22, 2018, it was at 30.4% and this afternoon it's at 73.2% of total capacity - a nice increase of 42.8% in pretty short order. Sadly though, March is looking like it's going to be a totally dry month from all the weather forecasts & models out there. At least "April showers bring May flowers."

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