Goleta West Conduit Drought Portal

Drought Information for Goleta West Conduit System Agricultural Customers

This webpage has been created to provide Goleta Water District Goleta West Conduit (GWC) agricultural customers with up-to-date statistics and information on current water supplies, demand, and the effect of the ongoing drought on the Goleta Valley. The GWC is a separate water system through which the Goleta Water District provides lake water treated with chlorination to 18 customers for primarily commercial agricultural irrigation.

GWC Area Map REV

The District is currently in a Stage III Water Shortage Emergency and is targeting a 40% reduction in demand from its agricultural customers to help ensure adequate water supplies remain available. Agricultural water use on the GWC in 2014 increased 5% over 2013, due to persistent warm and dry conditions and other factors.

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Click here for the Monthly GWC Agricultural Water Use 2012 ‐ Present PDF.

Click here for the Annual GWC Agricultural Water Use 2007 ‐ 2016 PDF.

The following graphs provide a snapshot of water use by customers on the GWC water system for the current month, and District water currently remaining in Lake Cachuma (shown in acre feet).

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Click here for the Goleta West Conduit Production July 2017 PDF.
Click here for the Goleta West Conduit Production June 2017 PDF.
Click here for the Goleta West Conduit Production May 2017 PDF.
Click here for the Goleta West Conduit Production April 2017 PDF.
Click here for the Goleta West Conduit Production March 2017 PDF.
Click here for the Goleta West Conduit Production February 2017 PDF.
Click here for the Goleta West Conduit Production January 2017 PDF.
Click here for the Goleta West Conduit Production December 2016 PDF.
Click here for the Goleta West Conduit Production November 2016 PDF.
Click here for the Goleta West Conduit Production October 2016 PDF.
Click here for the Goleta West Conduit Production September 2016 PDF.
Click here for the Goleta West Conduit Production August 2016 PDF.
Click here for the Goleta West Conduit Production July 2016 PDF.
Click here for the Goleta West Conduit Production June 2016 PDF.
Click here for the Goleta West Conduit Production May 2016 PDF.
Click here for the Goleta West Conduit Production April 2016 PDF.
Click here for the Goleta West Conduit Production March 2016 PDF.
Click here for the Goleta West Conduit Production February 2016 PDF.
Click here for the Goleta West Conduit Production January 2016 PDF.
Click here for the Goleta West Conduit Production December 2015 PDF.
Click here for the Goleta West Conduit Production November 2015 PDF.
Click here for the Goleta West Conduit Production October 2015 PDF.
Click here for the Goleta West Conduit Production September 2015 PDF.
Click here for the Goleta West Conduit Production August 2015 PDF.
Click here for the Goleta West Conduit Production July 2015 PDF.
Click here for the Goleta West Conduit Production June 2015 PDF.
Click here for the Goleta West Conduit Production May 2015 PDF.

Click here for the Cachuma Water Supplies PDF.

In water shortage Stage I (declared in March 2014) and Stage II (declared in September 2014), the District did not impose mandatory irrigation restrictions or demand reductions on agricultural customers.  Due to the continued severity of the current drought and increase in agricultural water use, Stage III (declared by the Board on May 12, 2015) includes restrictions on the use of overhead sprinklers on outdoor commercial crops and orchards.  Outdoor crops and orchards irrigated with overhead sprinklers may be watered before 10:00 A.M. and after 4:00 P.M.  This does not apply to the use of drip or micro-spray irrigation, or irrigation of indoor greenhouses.

Resources:

Monthly Reports produced by Cachuma Operation and Maintenance Board (COMB):

January 2015
February 2015
March 2015
April 2015
June 2015
August 2015
September 2015
October 2015
November 2015
December 2015
January 2016
February 2016
March 2016
April 2016
May 2016
December 2016

Santa Barbara County Rainfall and Reservoir Summary

Santa Barbara County Public Works (rainfall, reservoir, stream, and other hydrologic related information and data)

Please contact Ryan Drake, Water Supply and Conservation Manager, with any questions or for additional information.
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