Reservoir levels rising in SLO County
March 8, 2016
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 is counting on it rising another 15 feet.
As of last week, Lake Nacimiento was at 27 percent capacity. It was at 19 percent capacity in December.
Earlier this year, workers moved Lake Nacimiento’s marina 100 feet up the shoreline.
Last week, Whale Rock Reservoir was at 35 percent capacity, Lopez Lake was just below 30 percent capacity and Santa Margarita Lake was just under 15 percent. Over the past few days, rainfall in some areas of the county has exceeded five inches.
Locations like Templeton are approaching their yearly rainfall averages. Templeton has received 12.52 inches since last July. Its annual rainfall average is 14.7 inches.
Rocky Butte near San Simeon has received 32.7 inches since last July. Its yearly average is 39 inches.
More rain is forecasted for this week.