How Lake Nacimiento water reaches the Salinas Valley to irrigate “America’s Salad Bowl”

Water from Lake Nacimiento is released into the Salinas River, which flows to the Salinas Valley, where it irrigates crops in "America's Salad Bowl." Monterey County, CA, owns the rights to most of Nacimiento's water for this purpose.
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Water from Lake Nacimiento is released into the Salinas River, which flows to the Salinas Valley, where it irrigates crops in "America's Salad Bowl." Monterey County, CA, owns the rights to most of Nacimiento's water for this purpose.

Lake Nacimiento will be 20 percent full by Labor Day. Where does all the water go?

April 19, 2018 01:12 PM