Where do San Luis Obispo, California, residents, get their water from? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built a mile-long tunnel from Santa Margarita Lake under the Santa Lucia mountain range during World War II.
Water agencies in north San Luis Obispo County, California, are making decisions about the Paso Robles Basin, used by farmers and city residents, including future targets for groundwater levels to be sustainable.
Lake Nacimiento in San Luis Obispo County, California, is 13 percent full ahead of the Central Coast’s first rain storm of 2018. The reservoir, owned by Monterey County, supplies water to Salinas Valley farmers.
A Lake Nacimiento advisory group recently created a “Save the Dragon” GoFundMe page to raise money for a potential lawsuit against Monterey County, which they say is mismanaging the reservoir and unnecessarily draining its water.
The Salinas River bank in Paso Robles, California, is at risk of collapsing after two rainy winters, which could damage a valuable river well field and a water treatment plant. The SLO County city also gets water from a Lake Nacimiento reservoir.
San Luis Obispo County drought conditions have held steady in since spring rains but worsened along the coast in Northern and Southern California, spreading fire conditions across the state, U.S. Drought Monitor maps show.
The Cambria Fire Department and Cal Fire San Luis Obispo County are gearing up for an intense wildfire season for summer 2018, with drought conditions still persisting throughout North County communities.
A Paso Robles, California, recycled water treatment facility is expected to be completed by January 2019. The $14.4 million plant will treat wastewater to be used to irrigate SLO County farms, vineyards, golf courses, schools and parks.
A Morro Bay, California, commission issued a statement of support for the city council to authorize a $41 monthly surcharge to water, sewer ratepayers to replace the city's wastewater treatment facility.
Crews installing underground cable wires on Monterey Road north of Paso Robles on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, drilled a hole in a Nacimiento Water Project pipeline, spilling approximately 1.2 million gallons of water.
In 1954, San Luis Obispo County officials gave away Lake Nacimiento, which would become the region's biggest reservoir, to Monterey County. Salinas Valley farmers now use the reservoir to store water and release it for irrigation.