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San Luis Obispo County Water Resources

Division of Public Works

 

State Water Project History

1963: San Luis Obispo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District (SLO County) enters into agreement with the Department of Water Resources (DWR) for 25,000 Acre-Feet per Year of State Water Allocation.

 

1992-1993: 4,830 Acre-Feet of State Water allotted to various SLO County sub-contractors.

 

1994-1998: Polonio Pass Water Treatment Plant and pipeline design and construction; SLO County contracts with the Central Coast Water Authority (CCWA) for water treatment plant and pipeline operation and maintenance.

 

1997: Drought buffer agreements established as 'insurance' for dry years: 3,657 Acre-Feet total drought buffer allocated.

 

State Water Project Sub-Contractors Meetings

2017 Meeting Dates:

  • January 19, 2017
  • April 20, 2017
  • July 12, 2017 - Agenda
  • September 13, 2017 - Agenda

 

2016 Meeting Dates:

  • January 21, 2016
  • April 14, 2016
  • July 21, 2016
  • September 15, 2016

 

 

July 18, 1997: Water Flows

 

 

Subcontractor
Water Service Amount

 

Drought Buffer

 

Total Reserved

Chorro Valley Turnout

~$1,100 per AF

City of Morro Bay

1,313 2,290 3,603

CA Men's Colony

400 400 800

County OP Center

425 425 850

Cuesta College

200 200 400
 

Lopez Turnout

~$1,000 per AF

City of Pismo Beach

1,240 1,240 2,480

Oceano CSD

750 750 1500

San Miguelito MWC

275 275 550

Avila Beach CSD

100 100 200

Avila Valley MWC

20 60 80

San Luis Coastal USD

7 7 14
 

Shandon

100 0 100
 
TOTAL 4,830 5,747 10,577

 

Excess Allocation

25,000 Acre-Feet

-4,830 (Allocation to sub-contractors)

-4,897 (drought buffer)

= 14,423 'Excess Allocation'

 

'Excess Allocation' can be used:

  • to ensure achievement of full allocation in years of low delivery from State (<100%).
  • for groundwater banking in and out the of County (currently evaluating in-County).
  • for turnback pools (sell to the state or other contractors).
  • for permanent sale.
  • for yearly/multi-year sale.
  • after expansion of facilities and/or contract negotiation.

Documents and Resources

 

 

 

 

 

Relations with the Central Coast Water Authority

  • Exploring options to maximize use of facilities and allocations.
  • Protecting the contractual rights of existing sub-contractor pipeline capacity is critical while exploring options for future use.
  • Any new sub-contractor would need to 'Buy In' through negotiations - in addition to addressing other operational issues.

 

 

 

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