Lake Nacimiento News

5/11/2018 3:12:00 PM
Ultimately, local communities would turn to the state and Lake Nacimiento for more water. While future drought is almost certain, they have a way of ending as well, often in dramatic fashion. In 1969, 33 inches of rain fell during the first few weeks of ...

5/4/2018 11:19:00 AM
The Nacimiento Water Project has been delivering Lake Nacimiento water to customers throughout the county since 2011. A decades-old agreement with Monterey County gives San Luis Obispo County rights to 17,500 acre-feet of water per year. The county rarely ...

5/3/2018 10:10:00 PM
The pipe is about three feet in diameter and runs 45 miles from Lake Nacimiento to San Luis Obispo. It's what that city and many other communities use to bring in water to be used for drinking water. Hutchinson said public works crews rushed to the scene ...

4/26/2018 12:08:00 PM
Santa Barbara Independent
They enjoyed flying weekly in their plane, camping in Sequoia National Park with extended families and staying in their cabins at Lake Tahoe, Lake Nacimiento and in Anchor Point, Alaska. She and Earl were active in the community and shared many interests ...

4/19/2018 3:41:00 PM
More than 60 years ago, San Luis Obispo County officials gave away the region's biggest source of water. Lake Nacimiento — a 163-mile dragon-shaped reservoir in the northwest corner of the county — could hold three times the combined water contained in ...

4/19/2018 1:12:00 PM
One year removed from a particularly rainy winter, Lake Nacimiento landowners and boaters are facing a summer recreation season of dramatically lower water levels. By Labor Day, Nacimiento will be too low to launch boats from most private ramps that dot a ...

4/19/2018 4:28:00 AM
Monterey and San Luis Obispo county supervisors agreed on April 17 to allow eight Cal Shasta property owners to rebuild Lake Nacimiento homes decimated by the Chimney Fire, despite their locations inside a Monterey flood easement. click to enlarge File ...

4/17/2018 7:44:00 PM
The Monterey County Herald
Also Tuesday, the board agreed to pursue efforts to reach an agreement with San Luis Obispo County to allow Lake Nacimiento property owners who lost their homes and other structures during the 2016 Chimney Fire to rebuild despite being located in a county ...

4/17/2018 6:15:00 PM
After months of lobbying efforts, several property owners who lost homes in the Chimney Fire were relieved to learn Tuesday that they will be allow to rebuild their cabins on Lake Nacimiento even though the sites are below the reservoir's flood line.

4/16/2018 6:01:00 PM
Several families whose vacation homes at Lake Nacimiento were among the buildings destroyed in the Chimney Fire nearly two years ago are still looking for permission to rebuild. "We don't want anything more than we had. It's a shame they're putting fire ...

4/12/2018 6:09:00 AM
Pillaging: To strip ruthlessly of all valuables by open violence, as in war; to plunder, despoil, abuse, and mistreat. This describes what the Monterey County Water Resources Agency (MCWRA) is about to unleash upon Lake Nacimiento, a very large residential ...

4/5/2018 12:03:00 PM
click to enlarge Photo Courtesy Of Slo Utilities Department WATER UPGRADES The city of SLO is evaluating energy efficiency projects in its water system, including installing hydrogenation to the Lake Nacimiento water supply line. Jason Meeks, the SLO water ...

4/1/2018 5:00:00 PM
CBS Sacramento
PASO ROBLES, Calif. (AP) — Central California’s 18-mile-long Lake Nacimiento is filled to capacity for the first time in decades. A season of drenching storms and runoff sent water flowing over the dam’s spillway on Sunday, the first time it’s ...

3/31/2018 8:37:00 PM
Lake Nacimiento is unlike any other reservoir in the county. For one thing, it is big. How big? Nacimiento could hold the combined waters of Lopez, Whale Rock and Salinas reservoirs 3 times over. And it would still have room left to dump in one more Whale ...

3/28/2018 1:04:00 PM
Two years ago February, a man who keeps goats near Lake Nacimiento found an animal’s neck was broken and a large wound near its abdomen exposed vital organs that had been fed upon by its killer: a suspected lion. In 2015, 17 sheep and four goats were ...

3/27/2018 9:28:00 AM
Lake Nacimiento had the biggest jump in capacity from 40 to 56 percent, while Santa Margarita Lake reached near capacity levels at 94.3 percent. Other reservoirs saw increases between two and six percent.

3/26/2018 5:59:00 PM
And all that rain translated into gains for the region's reservoirs, although some took in more than others. Lake Nacimiento gained the most water. The reservoir was about 56 percent full on Monday after ending February at about 40 percent of capacity ...

3/25/2018 2:16:00 PM
Lopez Lake improved to 52 percent of capacity. Lake Nacimiento went from 46 percent of capacity March 19 to 55 percent as of Sunday. Lake San Antonio remained at 32 percent. Whale rock reservoir was at 73 percent of capacity as of March 21. Fresh to strong ...

3/24/2018 2:21:00 AM
Paso Robles Daily News
The Monterey County Water Resources Agency‘s recent report on Lake Nacimiento shows water levels rising from the recent storms. The lake is at 46-percent of capacity as of Wednesday with a surface elevation of 756 feet. That puts the lake at 172,491 acre ...

3/22/2018 7:13:00 PM
KSBW The Central Coast

3/22/2018 7:09:00 PM
KSBW Monterey-Salinas
Lake Nacimiento in south Monterey County rose six feet in three days, up to 50 percent capacity. KSBW Monterey-Salinas 4:17

3/22/2018 4:41:00 AM
Residents of Cal Shasta, a community on the southwestern shores of Lake Nacimiento, are waiting on Monterey County officials to determine if they'll be allowed to rebuild homes destroyed by the Chimney Fire nearly two years ago. click to enlarge File Photo ...

3/14/2018 7:06:00 PM
Paso Robles Daily News
What areas do you cover? KK: My team and I cover the entire Central Coast…from Lake Nacimiento and all the way down to Buellton. We cover all the adorable beach cities like Moonstone Beach in Cambria, Pismo Beach, Oceano and also the wine country areas ...

3/14/2018 10:22:00 AM
From the ridge top, visual verification of the area’s water shortage appears at Lake Nacimiento. Currently, at 40 percent of capacity, there’s a lot of bare shoreline. On this property, we’re always ultra conservative with water. There’s no ...

3/9/2018 1:17:00 PM
Hearst Castle and Lake Nacimiento can even be seen on a clear day. Even through the fog, the Oak Shores community that lines one side of the lake is visible — the curves of the blue lake cutting through the white mist. The county’s radio tower ...

3/8/2018 11:48:00 PM
Access Publishing is getting ready to print two niche business directories serving the exclusive, gated communities of Heritage Ranch and Oak Shores at Lake Nacimiento, CA. The Heritage Ranch Directory and Oak Shores Directory both include a business ...

3/8/2018 6:05:00 PM
Access Publishing is getting ready to print two niche business directories serving the exclusive, gated communities of Heritage Ranch and Oak Shores at Lake Nacimiento, CA. The Heritage Ranch Directory and Oak Shores Directory both include a business ...

3/8/2018 12:27:00 AM
The Log
Sandoval also manages Lake Nacimiento and Lake San Antonio for Monterey Lakes Co. Freshwater marinas were challenged with how to manage an influx of water in 2017. Such challenges were short-lived, however, as the same marinas are spending 2018 worrying ...

3/7/2018 7:44:00 PM
If the Monterey County Water Resources Agency, which controls all the water in Lake Nacimiento, had a motto it would be: “If you don’t like what we did before, wait until you see what we do next.” This lake is currently at 40 percent of capacity; a ...

3/5/2018 1:48:00 PM
Along the way it provides water to farms and communities in the Salinas Valley of Monterey County. So despite the headline, Lake Nacimiento water isn’t lost: It’s just being heavily used. And some Nacimiento Lake water is used in San Luis Obispo County.

2/27/2018 4:51:00 PM
Lake Nacimiento, Lake San Antonio and Santa Margarita Lake have all lost significant amounts of water since early 2017. Lake Nacimiento was 96.5 percent full on Feb. 23 last year. On Monday, it was at 40 percent of capacity, according to the Monterey ...

2/6/2018 5:39:00 PM
Monterey County
The referral noted that Miller had issued notice that he intended to review the county’s cannabis program, including cash handling and legal compliance, and conduct an audit of the CalParks contract to manage the county-owned resorts at Lake Nacimiento ...

2/4/2018 3:32:00 AM
They enjoyed flying weekly in their plane, camping in Sequoia National Park with extended families, and staying in their cabins at Lake Tahoe, Lake Nacimiento, and in Anchor Point, Alaska. She and Earl were active in the community and shared many interests.

1/17/2018 4:37:00 PM
San Luis Obispo Tribune
(The wildfire, which broke out near Lake Nacimiento, eventually burned 46,235 acres and destroyed 49 homes.) “Our sunsets were orange, pink, gold, bronze for nearly the whole month of August,” Lawler said. Lawler hopes the Bishop Peak Portrait Project ...

12/28/2017 11:56:00 PM
New Times
It was followed by the Chimney Fire, which raged in August and September 2016, burning more that 46,000 acres around Lake Nacimiento. "The year's highest ozone concentrations at Paso Robles, Atascadero, Red Hills, and Carrizo Plains ... all occurred during ...

12/17/2017 2:35:00 PM
Photos of the Rey Fire from David Young of Paradise Canyon. Photos from the Chimney Fire burning near Lake Nacimiento. Photos from the Chimney Fire burning near Lake Nacimiento. Chimney Fire Photos by Trisha Butcher Chimney Fire Photos by Trisha Butcher ...

12/11/2017 4:38:00 PM
San Luis Obispo Tribune
5. The Chimney Fire burned 46,235 acres and destroyed 49 homes and 21 other structures in August 2016. It broke out near Lake Nacimiento, burned along the Santa Lucia ridge line and came within two miles of Hearst Castle. 6. The Alamo Fire burned 28,687 ...

12/11/2017 4:23:00 PM
San Luis Obispo Tribune
Even so, dozens of homes burned in the vacation community of Cal Shasta near Lake Nacimiento during the Chimney fire in 2016. In the history of great wildfires in California, the Central Coast has not been left unscorched. Unruly flames swept through large ...

11/28/2017 12:58:00 PM
Fresno Bee
It is smooth and powerful and very responsive to all of your casting needs. Lake Nacimiento is kicking out good numbers of spotted bass on a variety of techniques including plastics on the drop-shot or shakey head, spoons or swimjigs as the fish are ...

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