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Cachuma Lake filling up from recent rainstorms

Posted: 5:14 PM, Feb 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-18 20:57:43-05

Cachuma Lake in Santa Barbara County is filling up from all the rain we’ve been getting.

According to the County Flood Control District, it’s at nearly 60-percent capacity.

Over the past week, it’s received .68 inches of rain.

While Highway 154 is closed for road work, Cachuma Lake is accessible on the Santa Ynez side.

“Two months ago, it was way, way lower,” described Goleta resident Joseph Kammerer. “You could drive all the way out, so seeing it more and more full – we’re not out of the woodwork yet when it comes to the drought – but it’s definitely nice to see the reservoirs filling up.”

Nearby Gibraltar and Jameson reservoirs are at 100 percent capacity and the Twitchell Reservoir is at 9 percent.