Lake Water Projects
The two water projects have began construction and we here at Oak Shores Realty will do our best to keep you updated in the coming months.
San Luis Obispo County has began construction on the pipeline project that will draw over 15,000 acre feet a year from Lake Naci. (This will be a drop in the bucket compared to the normal releases that Monterey County takes annually.)
Monterey County Water Resources recently had it's ground breaking ceremony for the Lake Nacimiento Water Spillway project that will actually start construction in April. They have just awarded the contract to Granite Construction.
Regarding reservoir levels, the county is required by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the State's Department of Water Resources, Division of Safety of Dams (DSOD) to maintain a maximum reservoir (lake) level of 770 feet during the first construction season (summer 2008) and 764 feet during the second in 2009 (the maximum reservoir elevation at the Spillway is 800 feet). This is dependent upon the amount of rainfall and inflow received by the reservoir. They estimate the construction schedule to cover two construction seasons from April 1, 2008 to September 30th, 2008, then the same period in 2009, with final completion by Sept 30th, 2009. They will be finalizing a final construction schedule with the contractor in the coming weeks, which will hopefully shorten the seasons and provide some cost-savings.
Their goal is to maximize reservoir elevations during construction while in compliance with the regulatory agencies and in consideration of workers' safety while completing modifications in the Spillway Chute structure itself. This will maximize recreational benefits and water conservation goals. As noted, we will be providing project updates throughout the construction. If you wish to track daily reservoir levels for both Nacimiento & San Antonio, please visit my webpage at www.oakshoresrealty.com and click on Lake Levels.
They plan to conduct public outreach to those who live adjacent to the lake via their website, our web site and other mediums, once they finalize the construction schedule.
Monterey County Water Resources Project
SALINAS VALLEY WATER PROJECT
Click here to read more about the Salinas Valley Water Project. It is estimated that Phase 1 will start in April, 2008 and Phase 2 will be completed in October, 2009.
NACIMIENTO DAM SPILLWAY MODIFICATIONS PROJECT
Click here to read more about the Nacimiento Dam Spillway Modifications Project. They estimate the construction schedule to cover two construction seasons from April 1, 2008 to September 30, 2008, then the same period in 2009, with the final completion by September 30, 2009.
SLO County Pipeline Project
NACIMIENTO WATER PROJECT
Click here to read more about the Nacimiento Water Project - A plan to begin supplementing the San Luis Obispo water supply.