OAK LEAVES NEWS

January 2020

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January 2020

Lake Naci is at approximate 52% capacity with an elevation of 762.25 feet and a total of 5.84 inches of rainfall so far this season.

 
 

 

 

We are still in desperate need of volunteers to join the recreation committee so it is not always the same few volunteers working every event. We love meeting new people and new ideas and everyone loves to have fun! Please call Janice Gillenwater at 805-472-9404.

 

Lake Nacimiento may soon look like this if Monterey County doesn’t stop its continued mismanagement of the reservoir and massive taking of water. Please donate to the GoFundMe campaign, as explained below, to prevent this disaster.

Lake Nacimiento, known as “The Dragon” because of its distinctive shape, is in extreme peril and needs your help. Millions of gallons of water are being taken out of the lake each day by Monterey County and sent north, primarily for the benefit of its farmers in the Salinas Valley, but also to support a fish habitat and to sell on the open market for profit. This isn’t simply “Water Over The Dam,” it is the moral equivalent of draining the life’s blood of The Dragon. Left unchecked, this massive release of water will devastate the local economy in San Luis Obispo County, where the lake is actually located, by curtailing recreation, depressing property values and reducing business and tax revenues. Although the farmers in the Salinas Valley are entitled to a fair share of the water, they are not entitled to ALL of it. There is no way of even knowing just how much water the farmers are getting, since much of it goes underground where it cannot be measured. It is also impossible to determine how much water, if any, is being wasted since that also defies measurement. What is clear is that ever since the time it completed a “divisionary facility” in Salinas, Monterey County has steadily increased the water it releases over the dam on a daily basis. See: http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/home/showdocument?id=22189.
Nacimiento Reservoir was originally designed and built by Monterey County for irrigation, flood control, groundwater recharge, and recreation. It was completed in 1957. Although the lake formed by the reservoir is entirely inside the geographical boundaries of San Luis Obispo County, the water is controlled by Monterey County under an operating license issued by the State of California. Over time, Monterey County has demonstrated that it does not care about the recreational aspect of its management of the lake, despite that component being of equal value to the others. Monterey County’s current attitude towards recreation at Lake Nacimiento borders on contempt.

The Nacimiento Regional Water Management Advisory Committee (“NRWMAC”) was formed in the late1980’s to represent Lake Nacimiento property owners, visitors and enthusiasts in dealing with Monterey County’s management of this precious resource. During its tenure, NRWMAC has fought to maintain a consistent and appropriate water level of 748 feet above mean sea level (msl). At this level, during most years, there is enough water to satisfy the needs of the farmers, meet the California Department of Fish and Wildlife requirements for the fish habitat and concurrently sustain recreation throughout the peak summer months – at least through Labor Day of each year. For the most part, NRWMAC has been successful in its attempt to maintain a mutually acceptable lake level. Lately, however, Monterey County has been promulgating the notion that a lake level of 730 feet msl will sustain recreation. This is absolutely not true. At that level, launch ramps and docks along the lake become unusable, and previously submerged rocks, tree stumps and islands start surfacing, posing hazards to boating.

NRWMAC has tried to negotiate a reasonable compromise with Monterey County over the lake level. Monterey County, however, will not negotiate. NRWMAC drafted and circulated a petition demanding a reduction to the massive and unreasonable daily water releases. This petition garnered over 6,000 signatures, and was presented to Monterey County in May of this year. Monterey County dismissed the petition, labeling it “factually inaccurate,” although it failed to explain how it was inaccurate. NRWMAC Directors have been on radio and television, and in print media, appealing for restraint over the water releases, but these effort have had no effect: Monterey County continues to drain the lake at its sole and unbridled discretion. Finally, as a last resort, and responding to the entreaties of its constituents, NRWMAC has been forced to retain a law firm experienced in water rights, and a team of hydrologists, to seek a legal remedy to halt the excessive outflow of water.

NRWMAC has exhausted nearly its entire operating budget by subsidizing the legal fees to date and now it needs your help. NRWMAC has started a GoFundMe campaign to replenish the funds necessary to sustain its legal challenge. It is estimated that a minimum of $100,000.00 is required to continue forward and resolve this issue. Please contribute whatever you can to help NRWMAC Save the Dragon, and please forward this email and this GoFundMe link to everyone on your mailing list.

https://www.gofundme.com/lake-nacimiento-save-the-dragon


Discreet donation is available by checking the “Hide name and comment..” check box on the GoFundMe form, or use the donate buttons on the NRWMAC.Donate page.


NRWMAC is a non-profit organization. Because of the way it is structured, donations made to it, or to the legal fund it is sponsoring, are not tax deductible to the donor. For more information on NRWMAC, how it supports Lake Nacimiento, and to join its growing list of supporters, please visit its website at http://www.nrwmac.org.

Oak Shores Community Gate Hours

Monday – Sunday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm

~ Subject to change at a moment’s notice.

All mussel inspections will be done at the gate. Kayaks need mussel inspection and permit.

 

Lake Nacimiento State of the Market Report

The market is getting hot! This is the time to sell if you have been thinking of selling.

Properties SOLD in Lake Nacimiento in 2020

1. 2661 Pine Ridge Road, Bradley – Single Family, Sold For $395,000 on 01/09/2020

Properties UNDER CONTRACT in Lake Nacimiento

1. 2849 Lands End Road, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $689,000

Properties JUST REDUCED in Lake Nacimiento

1. 2575 Shoreline, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $795,000
2. 2505 Captains Walk, Bradley – Vacant Land, .1593 Acres, Currently Listed For $25,000

Properties Currently ACTIVE in Oak Shores

1. 2440 Stern Deck Road, Bradley – Vacant Land, .1356 Acres, Currently Listed For $15,900
2. 2677 Pine Ridge Road, Bradley – Vacant Land, .1963 Acres, Currently Listed For $17,000
3. 2505 Captains Walk, Bradley – Vacant Land, .1593 Acres, Currently Listed For $25,000
4. 2621 Crows Nest, Bradley – Vacant Land, .1377 Acres, Currently Listed For $25,000
5. 2474 Captains, Bradley – Vacant Land, .1302 Acres, Currently Listed For $34,900
6. 8679 Landlubber, Bradley – Vacant Land, .1366 Acres, Currently Listed For $35,900
7. 2481 Captains Walk, Bradley – Vacant Land, .1593 Acres, Currently Listed For $38,900
8. 2655 Tree Trap Road, Bradley – Vacant Land, .1598 Acres, Currently Listed For $39,000
9. 2463 Captains Walk, Bradley – Vacant Land, .1241 Acres, Currently Listed For $39,950
10. 2517 Captains Walk, Bradley – Vacant Land, .124 Acres, Currently Listed For $45,000
11. 2547 Shoreline Road, Bradley – Vacant Land, .2755 Acres, Currently Listed For $50,000
12. 2332 Lakeview Drive, Bradley – Vacant Land, .1492 Acres, Currently Listed For $59,000
13. 2700 Turkey Cove Road, Bradley – Vacant Land, .1561 Acres, Currently Listed For $65,000
14. 2709 Turkey Cove Road, Bradley – Vacant Land, Acres, .1206 Currently Listed For $69,900
15. 2879 Saddle Way, Bradley – Vacant Land, 12,123 SqFt, Currently Listed For $77,500
16. 8763 Deer Trail Court, Bradley – Vacant Land, .2452 Acres, Currently Listed For $89,000
17. 8820 Deer Trail Court, Bradley – Vacant Land, .3673 Acres, Currently Listed For $89,000
18. 2298 Ridge Rider Road, Bradley – Vacant Land, .1616 Acres, Currently Listed For $99,950
19. 8745 Bluff Court, Bradley – Vacant Land, .2043 Acres, Currently Listed For $114,900
20. 21 Lynch Canyon Road, Bradley – Vacant Land, 10 Acres, Currently Listed For $185,000
21. 8137 Smith Point Road, Bradley – Vacant Land, .2384 Acres, Currently Listed For $198,500
22. 0 Interlake Road, Bradley – Vacant Land, 20.08 Acres, Currently Listed For $225,000
23. 2181 Ridge Rider, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $345,000
24. 2370 Rough Road, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $355,000
25. 8802 Circle Oak Drive, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $375,000
26. 8101 Boat Hook, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $379,000
27. 2257 Lariat Loop, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $399,000
28. 2300 Ridge Rider, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $420,000
29. 2435 Captains Walk, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed for $450,000
30. 2436 Stern Deck Road, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $450,000
31. 2326 Lakeview Drive, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $450,000
32. 2662 Pine Ridge, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $475,000
33. 2438 Captains Walk, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $475,000
34. 2846 Lands End Road, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $489,000
35. 2520 Shoreline Road, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $499,000
36. 2673 Pine Ridge, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $499,000
37. 2277 Lariat Loop, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $499,900
38. 1 Lynch Canyon Road, Bradley – Vacant Land, 19.9772 Acres, Currently Listed For $529,000
39. 8768 Deer Trail, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $539,000
40. 8418 Capstan Circle, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $599,000
41. 2690 Pine Ridge Road, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $600,000
42. 8209 Bass Point Road, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $619,000
43. 2654 Pine Ridge, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $650,000
44. 8132 Smith Point, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $659,000
45. 8765 Pronghorn Court, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $670,000
46. 8840 Cantinas Point, Bradley – Vacant Land, 2.59 Acres, Currently Listed For $675,000
47. 2849 Lands End, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $689,000
48. 2283 Lariat, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $749,000
49. 8067 Pine Branch Road, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $749,000
50. 2575 Shoreline Road, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $795,000
51. 8059 Pine Branch Road, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $1,039,000
52. 8143 Smith Point, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $1,275,000
53. 4415 Interlake Road, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $1,299,000
54. 8213 Bass Point, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $1,895,000
55. 8025 Lynch Canyon Road, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $4,242,000

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