"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."
Indian Valley Campground-Limited Facilities
Indian Valley Campground has reopened but is currently operating with limited facilities. The District is pleased to offer access to the south end of the reservoir, but due to complications from the drought and the Rocky fire there is currently no water or electricity at the campground. Sanitation is currently being provided by portable toilets. Please bring any and all water needed for drinking and personal use. Please direct any questions to Jennifer Reed at the District office.
The 2016 irrigation season is ramping up, with water being released from Cache Creek and Indian Valley Dams. For canal ride and ditchtender contact information, please click the link below.
Clear Lake Fills for the First Time in Five Years!
On the afternoon of Monday, March 14th, Clear Lake reached 7.56 feet Rumsey for the first time since March 7, 2011. The full lake means that the District will receive the right to release the full allocation of 150,000 acre feet of surface water to provide for agricultural purposes this year. The District is currently releasing water for flood control purposes and will continue to do so until the lake reaches 7.56 feet Rumsey.
On the other hand, at approximately 90,000 acre feet of water in storage, Indian Valley reservoir remains just under one-third of capacity. However, this does represent a big improvement from the start of the rainy season, when the reservoir was at less than five percent of capacity.
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 California Dept. of Water Resources monitors the level of water in Cache Creek at the bridge in Rumsey, California. For the most current creek level observation click here. (This will take you to the California/Nevada River Forecast Center website.)
The District has created photo albums to document and share events as they occur. To view these web albums click here.
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.