On April 9, 2019, in response to an increased allocation of surface water supplies from Lake Cachuma, the Goleta Water District Board of Directors lowered the ongoing Water Shortage Emergency from a Stage III to a Stage I, effective immediately.
Above average winter rainfall in 2019 and rising Lake Cachuma levels are good signs that the drought may be ending. On March 26th the Federal Government released additional water from Lake Cachuma to the District. On April 9th the Goleta Water District Board of Directors lowered the Water Shortage Emergency from a Stage III to a Stage I, effective immediately.
Established on November 17, 1944 by a vote of the people, the Goleta Water District celebrated its 75th Anniversary on November 13, 2019.
As the drought continues, more customers are reconsidering their landscaping and opting for waterwise alternatives.
The last five years of below average rainfall produced extreme drought conditions, and recent rains have not been enough to make up for that deficit.
On February 13, 2015, the Goleta Water District (District) filed a Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief (Complaint) in the Superior Court of Santa Barbara County against the owners of a private ranch in the Goleta Foothills…