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Board of Directors

5 Member Board who are elected by 

& serves the people of 

the Santa Ynez River Basin

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We are here to help you 

and protect your water rights.

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Formation of SYRWCD

Established in 1939

Santa Ynez River Water Conservation District was established by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisorsby Resolution #3109 in October of 1939.

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Agency Relationships

To protect your water rights, the District works with many other agencies.  

Federal Government (USBR), State of California (DWR), County of Santa Barbara, Cities of Solvang, Buellton, and Lompoc, Community Services Districts of Vandenberg Village and Mission Hills, ID No. 1, Central Coast Water Authority (CCWA), Cachuma Operation & Maintenance Board (COMB), Central Coast Regional Board (CCRB), and Cachuma Member Units.

Authorizing Resolution - Forming of SYRWCD

Original SBCo Res. 3109 - FORMATION OF SYRWCD -1939 (pdf)


Boundary Map of Santa Ynez River Water Conservation District (pdf)

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California's Special Districts provide vital services like water and energy, fire protection and public safety, treatment of waste water, and garbage removal and much more. They safeguard our communities, they work arduously to keep our families healthy, and they help our state thrive.

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