"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."
Watch your mailbox for the 2017 Water Application being mailed out today. The District is pleased to be able to serve water customers with no allocations. Completed water applications must be received or postmarked by March 15th, along with the $5.00 per acre deposit. Water rates are set based upon the combined water storage in Clear Lake and Indian Valley on April 1st. For a printable version of the application click here.
Flood Control Releases Continue at Cache Creek Dam
Flood control releases, which began on January 8th, continue from Cache Creek Dam in order to bring Clear Lake in line with the winter fill curve and below monitoring stage. Releases are limited by the Grigsby Riffle, which restricts the amount of water that reaches the dam. District staff are closely monitoring flood releases and the weather to minimize any negative impacts from the recent storms. The County of Lake has and excellent article on the Grigsby Riffle, and its effect on flood flows on their website; 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.
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.