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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

2016 Meeting Dates:

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

 

 

July 18, 1997: Water Flows

 

 

Sub-contractor
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 0 750

San Miguelito MWC

275 275 550

Avila Beach CSD

100 0 100

Avila Valley MWC

20 60 80

San Luis Coastal USD

7 7 14
 

Shandon

100 0 100
 
TOTAL 4,830 4,897 9,727

 

Excess Allocation

25,000 Acre-Feet

-4,830 (Allocation to sub-contractors)

-4,897 (drought buffer)

= 15,273 '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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