A sheen of oil, considered by local residents and fishermen as "larger than normal" has now disappeared off the Goleta coastline. Wednesday however, it was a concern that drew national attention and talk that it could be linked to a failing oil facility.
Cachuma Lake hit its high water mark in July, 2011. Lake officials expect water levels to reach a record low in the next couple of months. Despite that, the water is being pumped out of the lake 24 hours a day, seven days a week.