LA Times: State Awards $2 Million to Cachuma Lake Pumping Project

January 27, 2015

The pump is already in place, but if the state money had not come through, customers would have had to bear the burden of paying for the $5-million system through higher water rates, said state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), who worked with Assemblyman Das Williams (D-Carpinteria) to secure the funding.

Cachuma Lake, which is at 28% capacity, is disappearing with little hope that conditions will improve anytime soon.

“When you can drive along the lake bed, you know you have a problem,” Jackson said Friday.