SCH Number 2020100571
- Lopez Water Project Contract Changes
- 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.
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