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Flooding reported at golf courses, trails and campgrounds in the South County

A steady rain continued to fall Monday in San Luis Obispo County, turning golf courses into small lakes and swelling local creeks.

Across the county, yellow “flooded” signs dotted roads and highways, and several spots were closed to through traffic.

As county residents cope with the first major winter storm and almost continuous rain, here are few snapshots of how the storm affected areas in the southern part of the county as of Monday morning.

Near Avila Beach, the Bob Jones City to the Sea trail was roped off “due to storm,” according to a small sign.

Debris and small rocks littered the shoulder of Avila Beach Drive leading to the Port San Harbor, and pools of water covered parts of the roadway, as one solitary runner trudged down the road.

A person with a yellow umbrella could be seen walking near the Pismo State Beach’s North Beach Campground, which was completely flooded.

Part of the 18-hole course at the Avila Beach Golf Resort was underwater, as was a smaller, nine-hole course at Highway 1 and Grand Avenue.

“The No. 2 is underwater, No. 4 is underwater,” said Al Carlin, an employee at the Pismo State Beach Golf Course. “No. 8 is surrounded by water. We’re having a regatta here.”

-- Cynthia Lambert

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