Articles Tagged With ‘drought’

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Lopez Lake water level at all-time low

Lopez lake

The amount of water in Lopez Lake has reached an all-time low. Officials have responded by closing the boat launch ramp at the lake. [KSBY] Lopez Lake is currently at 26.4 percent capacity, according to San Luis Obispo County water... (Continue reading)

Lopez Lake getting low again

Lopez lake

Despite the recent El Nino rains, park rangers are preparing to kick boaters out of Lopez Lake. The boat ramp at the lake will close in about four weeks. [KSBY] Lopez Lake is currently at 28.8 percent capacity, according to... (Continue reading)

Reservoir levels rising in SLO County

Lopez lake

While reservoir levels remain low in San Luis Obispo County, they are increasing noticeably as a result of this year’s rainfall. [KSBY] Lake Nacimiento has risen 16 feet since the beginning of January. Lake General Manager Mark Sandoval said he... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach adopts building moratorium

Pismo Beach

The Pismo Beach City Council adopted an ordinance Tuesday that will prohibit the city from issuing building permits for vacant lots. Developers can only build on vacant lots now if they complete permit applications prior to Dec. 1. Pismo Beach’s... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles to adopt a ban on front lawns


Builders will soon find it more difficult to construct homes with front lawns in Paso Robles. [Tribune] On Tuesday, the Paso Robles City Council voted 4-1 to ban front lawns at new residential developments. Builders can work around the ban,... (Continue reading)

Drought challenges mounting for California farmers


California farmers are leaving hundreds of thousands of acres unplanted and are spending million of dollars to access water during the ongoing drought. But, California growers are still reluctant to raise fruit and vegetable prices causing them to bear the... (Continue reading)

Cuesta College closes small pool because of leaks

Cuesta pool

Cuesta College announced Wednesday it is closing its small 60,000 gallon pool to make emergency safety repairs to the pool lining. The small pool will be closed indefinitely, Cuesta College officials said in a press release. The unplanned repairs have... (Continue reading)

SLO to ration water if residents don’t cut use


The city of San Luis Obispo plans to institute water rationing if residents do not cut their water use by more than 10 percent over the next few months. [Tribune] Individual residents of San Luis Obispo currently use about 72... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach council tables building moratorium

Barrel to Barrel in Pismo Beach

Following objections from residents and developers, the Pismo Beach City Council tabled a proposed building moratorium. [Tribune] On Tuesday, the council considered adopting an ordinance that would prohibit the city from issuing building permits for vacant lots. Developers could only... (Continue reading)

Is Diablo desal SLO County’s next water source?

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors is slated to approve an agreement Tuesday that, in emergency situations, will allow the county’s branch of Cal Fire to purchase desalinated water from Diablo Canyon Power Plant. Pacific Gas & Electric... (Continue reading)

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