Articles Tagged With ‘Lopez Lake’




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Mans drowns at Lopez Lake after boat capsizes

A 47-year-old Southern California man failed to make it to shore after his boat capsized at Lopez Lake on Thursday afternoon. The man drowned and was later found dead in the lake. Around 2:15 p.m.,... (Continue reading)

State of California identifies Lopez Dam as “high-hazard”

San Luis Obispo County’s Lopez Dam near Arroyo Grande is a “high-hazard” reservoir, according to an recent assessment conducted by the state of California. Earlier this year, the Oroville Dam’s primary spillway suffered damage and... (Continue reading)

Fishermen upset as water flows out of Lopez Lake

About 3 million gallons of water are released daily from Lopez Lake in order to satisfy legal mandates, including environmental laws and groundwater requirements. The dumping of water is upsetting fishermen, who despite the recent... (Continue reading)

Firefighter injured in new blaze near Lake Nacimiento

A firefighter suffered burns and was airlifted to a hospital Wednesday while battling a new blaze that broke out near Lake Nacimiento. The firefighter’s condition is currently unclear. [KCOY] At 1:25 p.m., firefighters responded to... (Continue reading)

Lopez Lake water level at all-time low

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... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande man arrested for kidnapping, criminal threats

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested an Arroyo Grande man Friday after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and kidnapped her after she called law enforcement. At about 3 p.m., a woman walked into the... (Continue reading)

Lopez Lake getting low again

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... (Continue reading)

Reservoir levels rising in SLO County

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... (Continue reading)

Fire sparks at Lopez Lake

Cal Fire crews responded to a wildfire at Lopez Lake in San Luis Obispo County Sunday afternoon, according to Cal Fire. Shortly after 4:30 p.m., an approximately three acre fire was reported burning at the... (Continue reading)

Sheriff deputy rescues woman trapped underwater

A San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputy rescued a 50-year-old Santa Maria woman Saturday who was trapped under a capsized watercraft at Lopez lake, according to a sheriff’s department press release. Shortly after 1 p.m.,... (Continue reading)



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