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Santa barbara water - Geography Santa Barbara Water The city of Santa Barbara receives its water supply from many different sources While water is

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Geography 3/21/07 Santa Barbara Water The city of Santa Barbara receives its water supply from many different sources. While water is naturally available to us through groundwater basins and reservoirs that are replenished with rainfall, we also import a large percentage of our water through the State Water Project. Our local reservoirs that provide natural water to us are the Gibraltar Reservoir, the Devil’s Canyon Creek, and the Cachuma Project. The Gibraltar Reservoir, owned by the city of Santa Barbara is located on the Santa Ynez River about eight miles north of Santa Barbara. The water from this reservoir is delivered through the Santa Ynez Mountains by way of the Mission Tunnel. The annual yield of water transported to the city of Santa Barbara, as measured by the public works department of the city of Santa Barbara, is approximately 4,600 acre feet per year (one acre foot is equivalent to 326,000 gallons). The unit cost of water from this reservoir is approximately $50 per acre feet. The Devil’s Canyon Creek is a small division held by the city on the actual
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This note was uploaded on 05/22/2008 for the course GEOG 1 taught by Professor Unknown during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.

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Santa barbara water - Geography Santa Barbara Water The city of Santa Barbara receives its water supply from many different sources While water is

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