"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."
YCFCWCD Board of Directors' Meeting Agendas
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 Opens
The Indian Valley Campground is reopened for the 2023 camping season. Please be advised that although the bathrooms are open, currently there is no water available for drinking and personal use, so it is imperative that campers bring any and all water. In addition, invasive mussel screening is not available, so boaters need to obtain a screening and sticker prior to launching at the boat ramp.
Irrigation Season Starts May 5th
The District is excited to offer a full irrigation season for 2023. Many repairs to the canal system that were damaged during the rainy season's storms have been completed and diversions into the West Adams and Winters canals will be starting on May 5th. The General Manager's announcement letter can be read here.
During the first two weeks of the irrigation season, please call the office to place your water order by calling 530-662-0265 and pressing "0" for immediate service.
The rate for irrigation water was set at the May 2nd board meeting at $55.90/acre-foot. This water rate includes a drought reserve fee and a short-term capital recovery charge to repay loans taken out to cover operating costs during the drought. Details concerning the water rate can be found in the April board meeting minutes here.
The Ditchtender cell phone numbers may be accessed here,
The canal map with the ride numbers may be accessed here.
As always, the District welcomes your comments and questions: please call 530-662-0265, option '0' 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 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.