Due to above average rainfall over the past two years, Lake Casitas is nearly full. Upon reaching capacity, water will begin to travel over the concrete spillway into nearby Coyote Creek. The concrete spillway is specifically designed and engineered to safely direct water around the dam and into the creek below, in a controlled manner. Casitas Municipal Water District personnel estimate the spilling will occur before the end of April with flows ranging between 40-50 cubic feet per second. These flows are well below the spillways capacity and are not expected to produce problems for homes in the Community of Foster Park.

For more information, as well as current lake and reservoir levels, visit Casitas Municipal Water District.

For public affairs and media inquiries, contact Tyrone LaFay at or at (805) 649-2251 X 118.