"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."
Water Rate Public Hearing
The District Board of Directors accepted and approved the cost-of-service study at the special board meeting held on March 14th. The preliminary Cost of Service Analysis and Agricultural Water Rate Study can be accessed here.
The District has not raised water rates since 2015, and the current rate structure has not covered operating costs, or allowed for necessary infrastructure improvements. A notice of the proposed water rate increase was mailed out on March 16th, and can be viewed here.
A public hearing on the proposed water rates will be held at the District's board meeting on May 2, 2023at 7 pm, at the District office.
A meeting for water customers was held at the District office on March 16th to discuss water rates and availability. A copy of the meeting presentation can be viewed here.
As always, the District welcomes your comments and questions: please call 530.661.8020 or email email@example.com.
Capital Improvement Assessment Passes
The ballots for the District's Capital Improvement Assessment were tallied at the District's Board meeting on March 7th, and the assessment was approved by the voters. 730 ballots were mailed out, and the 349 returned valid ballots were counted in the tabulation process. Of the 349 ballots, 200 'yes' votes were received with a 66.93% assessment value (based on weighted assessment). District management can use this dedicated income source only for improving water delivery infrastructure from the Capay Dam and downstream.
The Final Capital Improvement Services Assessment Report can be accessed here.
Water Conditions: Current Lake Levels
For the most up-to-date information regarding water level information for Clear Lake and Indian Valley Reservoir, please access the links below to the USGS website. The information is updated hourly.
The District's Board of Directors meet on the first Tuesday of every month. The most recent agenda may be viewed by clicking the link here.
Indian Valley Campground to Remain Closed
It is with sincere regret that the District is announcing that the Indian Valley Campground will not be opening for the the 2022 camping season. The district relies on the sale of water for approximately 80% of its operating budget. Three consecutive dry years have not only left Indian Valley Reservoir with exceptionally low water levels, but with a serious budgetary shortfall for all District operations. Unfortunately, the fees collected at the campground do not come close to covering the costs of campground maintenance, thus forcing the District to make this difficult choice. Please contact Jennifer Reed at the District office if you have any questions. Thank you.
Historical Levels for Clear Lake
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.
Members of the public have a right to request to inspect and/or copy documents concerning the conduct of the District's business. According to the California Public Records Act, records shall be made promptly available for inspection. To request documents not normally made available to the public, please fill out the request form below and submit it to the District office.
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.)
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.