November 2019

Lake Naci is at approximate 45% capacity with an elevation of 755.75 feet and a total of 0 inches of rainfall so far this season.

Happy Thanksgiving!

OSCA Office Closed for the Holiday
The Office will be closed Wednesday, Thanksgiving day, Friday, and Saturday. Enjoy your holiday!
~OSCA Staff

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 2019

1. 2656 Tree Trap Road, Bradley – Single Family, Sold For $339,000 on 01/04/19
2. 2658 Pine Ridge Road, Bradley – Single Family, Sold For $21,000 on 03/04/19
3. 2506 Shoreline Road, Bradley – Single Family, Sold For $350,000 on 03/16/19
4. 8763 Pronghorn Court, Bradley – Single Family, Sold For $685,000 on 03/21/19
5. 8039 Ready Road, Bradley – Single Family, Sold For $380,000 on 04/15/19
6. 8122 Cove Lane, Bradley – Single Family, Sold For $184,900 on 05/08/19
7. 2671 Pine Ridge Road, Bradley – Single Family, Sold For $540,000 on 05/13/19
8. 2752 Oak Shores Drive, Bradley – Single Family, Sold For $245,000 on 05/16/19
9. 8120 Cove Lane, Bradley – Single Family, Sold For $269,000 on 05/28/19
10. 2675 Tree Trap Road, Bradley – Single Family, Sold For $195,000 on 05/31/19
11. 8034 Ready Road, Bradley – Single Family, Sold For $284,000 on 06/11/19
12. 2501 Shoreline Road, Bradley – Single Family, Sold For $389,900 on 06/13/19
13. 2361 Rough Road, Bradley – Single Family, Sold For $370,000 on 06/25/19
14. 2868 Lands End Road, Bradley – Single Family, Sold For $1,499,900 on 06/28/19
15. 8809 Circle Oak Dr, Bradley – Single Family, Sold For $458,000 on 07/02/19
16. 2328 Lakeview Drive, Bradley – Single Family, Sold For $295,000 on 07/05/19
17. 2581 Oak Shores Drive, Bradley – Single Family, Sold For $275,000 on 07/11/19
18. 2579 Oak Shores Drive, Bradley – Vacant Land, .1148 Acres, Sold For $15,000 on 07/12/19
19. 2602 Captains, Bradley – Single Family, Sold For $390,000 on 07/17/
20. 8274 Anchor Way, Bradley – Single Family, Sold For $525,000 on 07/19/19
21. 8121 Smith Point Road, Bradley – Single Family, Sold For $430,000 on 07/26/19
22. 8832 Circle Oak Drive, Bradley – Vacant Land, .1613 Acres, Sold For $75,000 on 08/05/19
23. 2522 Shoreline Road, Bradley – Single Family, Sold For $480,000 on 08/07/19
24. 2603 S. Captains Walk Avenue, Bradley – Vacant Land, .1414 Acres, Sold For $12,000 on 08/14/19
25. 2629 Crows Nest Loop, Bradley – Vacant Land, .1217 Acres, Sold For $30,000 on 08/14/19
26. 8797 Circle Oak Drive, Bradley – Single Family, Sold For $446,000 on 08/18/19
27. 8777 Deer Trail Court, Bradley – Vacant Land, .1997 Acres, Sold For $12,500 on 08/19/19
28. 8775 Deer Trail Court, Bradley – Vacant Land, .1997 Acres, Sold For $12,500 on 08/19/19
29. 2451 Captains Walk, Bradley – Vacant Land, .1469 Acres, Sold For $19,000 on 08/21/19
30. 2275 Lariat Loop, Bradley – Single Family, Sold For $459,250 on 08/23/19
31. 8802 Deer Trail Court, Bradley – Single Family, Sold For $449,000 on 08/28/19
32. 8761 Pronghorn court, Bradley – Single Family, Sold For $632,500 on 09/05/19
33. 6355 Nacimiento Shores Road, Bradley – Vacant Land, 2.72 Acres, Sold For $285,000 on 09/06/19
34. 2334 Lakeview Drive, Bradley – Single Family, Sold For $322,000 on 09/10/19
35. 8509 Fan Court, Bradley – Vacant Land, .1148 Acres, Sold For $20,000 on 09/20/19
36. 2251 Lariat Loop, Bradley – Vacant Land, .1594 Acres, Sold For $6,500 on 09/27/19
37. 2361 Rough Road, Bradley – Single Family, Sold For $375,000 on 09/27/19
38. 6075 Nacimiento Shores Road #18, Bradley – Single Family, Sold For $425,000 on 09/27/19

Properties UNDER CONTRACT in Lake Nacimiento

1. 8820 Deer Trail Court, Bradley – Vacant Land, .3673 Acres, Currently Listed For $89,000 2. 8764 Deer Trail Court, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $395,000

 

Properties JUST REDUCED in Lake Nacimiento

1. 2575 Shoreline Road, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $825,000
2. 8209 Bass Poit Road, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $619,000
3. 2846 Lands End Road, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $489,900
4. 2661 Pine Ridge Road, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $415,000
5. 2517 Captains Walk, Bradley – Vacant Land, .124 Acres, Currently Listed For $45,000

Properties Currently ACTIVE in Oak Shores

  1. 2353 Lakeview Drive, Bradley – Vacant Land, .158 Acres, Currently Listed For $15,500
  2. 2621 Crows Nest, Bradley – Vacant Land, .1377 Acres, Currently Listed For $25,000
  3. 2677 Pine Ridge Road, Bradley – Vacant Land, .1963 Acres, Currently Listed For $29,000
  4. 2440 Stern Deck Road, Bradley – Vacant Land, .1356 Acres, Currently Listed For $30,000
  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. 2505 Captains Walk, Bradley – Vacant Land, .1593 Acres, Currently Listed For $39,000
  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, .1206 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. 2455 Captains, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $385,000
  28. 8764 Deer Trail Court, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $395,000
  29. 2257 Lariat Loop, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $399,000
  30. 2300 Ridge Rider, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $420,000
  31. 2326 Lakeview Drive, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $450,000
  32. 6075 Nacimiento Shores Road #1, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $399,000
  33. 2661 Pine Ridge Road, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $415,000
  34. 2662 Pine Ridge, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $475,000
  35. 2846 Lands End Road, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $489,000
  36. 2520 Shoreline Road, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $499,000
  37. 2302 Lakeview Drive, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $499,000
  38. 2673 Pine Ridge, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $499,000
  39. 2277 Lariat Loop, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $499,900
  40. 1 Lynch Canyon Road, Bradley – Vacant Land, 19.9772 Acres, Currently Listed For $529,000
  41. 8772 Deer Trail Court, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $559,000
  42. 2320 Lakeview Drive, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $589,000
  43. 8418 Capstan Circle, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $599,000
  44. 2690 Pine Ridge Road, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $600,000
  45. 8209 Bass Point Road, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $619,000
  46. 8132 Smith Point, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $659,000
  47. 8765 Pronghorn Court, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $670,000
  48. 8840 Cantinas Point, Bradley – Vacant Land, 2.59 Acres, Currently Listed For $675,000
  49. 2849 Lands End, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $689,000
  50. 8067 Pine Branch Road, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $749,000
  51. 2283 Lariat, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $749,000
  52. 2575 Shoreline Road, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $825,000
  53. 8059 Pine Branch Road, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $1,039,000
  54. 8143 Smith Point, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $1,275,000
  55. 4415 Interlake Road, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $1,375,000
  56. 0 Tierra Redonda Road, Bradley – Vacant Land, 368.8 Acres, Currently Listed For $1,650,000
  57. 8213 Bass Point Road, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $1,895,000
  58. 0 Oak Shroes Drive, Bradley – Vacant Land, 323 Acres, Currently Listed For $3,799,000
  59. 8025 Lynch Canyon Road, Bradley – Single Family, Currently Listed For $4,242,000

 

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