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    Larry and Candice Montenegro were struggling to pay the bills living in California Valley near Carrizo Plain. But now Larry Montengro delivers water pumped from his own two wells to about 60 marijuana growers in the area. They say the cannabis industry has been good for the California Valley economy.

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Marijuana farms tap into Carrizo Plain’s scarce water — and SLO County is worried

Concerns about water use by cannabis growers is one reason San Luis Obispo County is considering a ban on marijuana farms in California Valley.

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Paso Robles City Council creates groundwater management agency

Paso Robles City Council members voted Tuesday to form a groundwater sustainability agency that will be accountable for managing basin water within the city’s jurisdiction. The agency was created in response to the state Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, which requires management of basins in overdraft.

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Pismo building moratorium continues despite improved water supply

The Pismo Beach City Council considered deactivating its Tier 1, drought-related building restrictions because increases in state water deliveries have increased the city’s total water supply to above its moratorium trigger level, but it ultimately decided against dropping the current restrictions because of the questionable health of Lopez Lake and the Santa Maria groundwater basin.

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This is how dry Lopez Lake has gotten this summer

Take a look around Lopez Lake, and it's clear why the boat launch ramp was closed. As of Monday, July 25, 2016, the Arroyo Grande lake was 26.5 percent full.
David Middlecamp dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com
This is how dry Lopez Lake has gotten this summer 0:29

This is how dry Lopez Lake has gotten this summer

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How Paso Robles' groundwater shortage affects a local family

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What's next for Arroyo Grande if the drought continues?