Santa Barbara County Sheriff Fly Over

Lompoc Police Department

107 Civic Center Plaza
Lompoc, California 93436

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Press Release
Press Release Date :01/13/2023 9:00 AM
Location :Lompoc Riverbed
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff Department's Air Support Unit will be flying its helicopter over the Lompoc Riverbed area on Friday and Saturday. The helicopter will provide evacuation warnings to those occupying the Riverbed, as there is another storm system anticipated to land in the area this weekend.  The National Weather Service does not expect the same volume of rain as last week in the upcoming storm system. 

There are also plans to release water from the Cachuma Lake spillway into the Santa Ynez River on Saturday, January 14th at 10 AM. The release is expected to be 2000 CFS.  With this release, the flow of water is not expected to get any higher than what was experienced earlier in the week. When the River was at its highest flow this week it was flowing at 20,000 CFS. 

Water rescues are extremely hazardous please do not put Public Safety Officers at risk. The Lompoc Police Department requests that public stay out of the Riverbed.
Press Release Prepared by :
Sergeant Sergio Arias