Jameson Lake Over the Top
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Montecito, California, February 3, 2019)
While rainfall was relatively light over Montecito and Summerland during the night, Jameson Lake received an additional 1.63" over its watershed, causing Juncal Dam to spill this morning at approximately 4:30 A.M. (February 3, 2019). Spilling for the first time since 2011, the lake is now at 100% capacity, approximately 5,144 acre-feet with its storage elevation of 2,223.87 feet. This is great news for the District's water supply, although water quality issues resulting from the Thomas Fire incident remain a challenge.
No major system damage was identified on Saturday, February 2, 2019, as Montecito Water District's field crews worked from dawn until dark inspecting pipelines and other critical infrastructure.
Jameson Lake Spilled at approximately 4:30am on February 3, 2019.
Photo Credit: Alan Prichard, Dam Caretaker Video of Jameson Lake
Montecito Water District's mission is to provide an adequate and reliable supply of high quality water to the residents of Montecito and Summerland, at the most reasonable cost. In carrying out this mission, the District places particular emphasis on providing outstanding customer service, conducting its operations in an environmentally sensitive manner, and working cooperatively with other agencies. For additional information visit www.montecitowater.com, like Montecito Water District on Facebook, and follow on twitter @MontecitoWater.