Master of Environmental Science and Management: Master's Group Project
Climate Change Impacts to City of Santa Barbara Water Supplies
Lydia Bleifuss, Jessica Jagdeo, Camila Bobroff, Juan Espinoza
City of Santa Barbara Public Works
The City of Santa Barbara relies on local surface water from Lake Cachuma and Gibraltar Reservoir, located in the Santa Ynez River watershed. The City is interested in understanding potential impacts of climate change on water held in these reservoirs to help inform the Long Term Water Supply Plan with a time horizon out to 2050. This project provides an analysis of a range of potential variations in streamflow for the Santa Ynez River watershed, and therefore inflow to the City of Santa Barbara's reservoirs, from 2020 to 2058.