"To plan, develop, and manage the conjunctive use of the District's surface and groundwater resources to provide a safe and reliable water supply at a reasonable cost, and to sustain the socioeconomic and environmental well-being of Yolo County."
Flood Control Releases at Cache Creek Dam
The District began sustained releases for flood control purposes early on the morning of Sunday, January 8th. Although Clear Lake was well below the allowed lake elevation for that date, the District began flood releases in anticipation of rising waters. Water releases continue in order to comply with the lake's fill curve, but releases are limited by the Grigsby Riffle. The County of Lake has in-depth information on flood flows from Cache Creek Dam; you can access their webpage by clicking here.
Water Conditions: Current Lake Levels
For the most recent data regarding lake levels, click on the links below. (The following links will take you to the USGS website. Information is updated hourly)
The link below to the USGS website displays a graph of the high and low lake elevations on Clear Lake for the past thirty years. Once on the USGS website, you can change the date to graph data going back to 1913.
The USGS monitors the level of water in Cache Creek at the bridge at several locations below Indian Valley and Cache Creek dams. Click the links below for the most current creek level observations, which will take you to the USGS website.
The weekend storm added over 44,000 acre-feet of water to the District's water supply. Clear Lake rose from 3.95 feet Rumsey on Friday, January 6 to 5.12 feet Rumsey as of Monday January 9, while Indian Valley Reservoir rose nearly six feet from 1412.84 feet MSL to 1418.31 feet MSL. District staff is encourged by the combined storage which now totals over 144,000 acre-feet.
The District had prepared for the coming storms by ensuring that drains are clear and trash racks are clean throughout the canal system.
Indian Valley Campground-Seasonal Closure
Indian Valley Campground is closing for the winter on Monday, November 14. The District anticipates reopening the campground in mid-March, depending on weather and road conditions. Please direct any questions to Jennifer Reed at the District office.
Watch six weeks of Capay Dam construction in about a minute!
Yolo County Flood Control &
Water Conservation District
34274 State Highway 16
Woodland, CA 95695-9371
The results of the 2016 Water Awareness Student Art Contest are in! The winners of the contest may be viewed by clicking HERE.
A big thank you to all of the participants and congratulations to the winners!
Indian Valley Campground & Boat Ramp-June 11, 2012
Quagga Mussel Screenings are required to launch a boat at Indian Valley.$1000 fine for failure to have a screening prior to launch.Screenings are not available at Indian Valley; for screening locations, please click here. (Lake County website link.)For more information regarding boat inspections click here for the Lake County website.
Online Archive for Cache Creek
An online catalogue of documents pertaining to Cache Creek and adjacent areas in Yolo and Lake counties has been made available through the Water Resources Center Archives. Users of the catalogue can locate technical reports, newsletters, maps, photographs and videos regarding Cache Creek. For a link to the Cache Creek catalogue click here.