Lopez Water Project Contract Changes

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Luis Obispo County
Document Title
Lopez Water Project Contract Changes
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Document Description
The San Luis Obispo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District (District) proposes to restate and amend its existing water supply contracts for Zone 3 Lopez Dam water supply Contractors (project). The Contractors include the Cities of Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach and Pismo Beach, the Oceano Community Services District, and County Service Area 12 (Avila Beach). The proposed contract changes would allow the Contractors to store their unused annual water entitlement and any surplus water they receive in Lopez Reservoir, as well as allow for in-lieu storage of State Water Project (SWP) water. The purpose of the proposed changes is to provide the five Contractors greater flexibility to better manage their water supply portfolios and incentivize conservation of water during emergencies and droughts. The project would provide the Contractors greater flexibility to use their water supplies conjunctively (i.e., to implement a balanced use of surface and groundwater supplies based on hydrologic conditions) and additionally allow Contractors to transfer stored Lopez and SWP water amongst themselves, to improve water supply availability during drought conditions and water supply resiliency for the region.

Contact Information

Monica Stillman
Agency Name
San Luis Obispo County Department of Public Works
Job Title
Environmental Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, Oceano, Avila Beach, Pismo Beach
San Luis Obispo
Countywide, Southern California
Cross Streets
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
101, 1
Oceano Airport
Lopez Reservoir and Arroyo Grande Creek
Mt. Diab
Other Location Info
Lopez Reservoir, Dam, Arroyo Grande Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
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State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 6, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance
Development Types
Water Facilities (Lopez Water Project)(Type Surface Water, MGD 4)
Local Actions
project approval
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
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Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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