Jameson Lake

Montecito Water District's Jameson Lake and Juncal Dam. Note lowered tide line from drought years.

Primary Local Sources

Jameson Lake
Between 1924 and 1930, the District completed the building of Juncal Dam to form Jameson Lake. Doulton Tunnel conveys water from the lake to the District's treatment and distribution system. This was the District's primary supply of water for decades, until the construction of Lake Cachuma.

Categorized as a "surface supply," Jameson Lake remains an important local source of water.

Jameson Lake spilled February 3, 2019 for the first time since 2011
Jameson Lake spilled February 3, 2019 for the first time since 2011