Nacimiento Reservoir low but officials say San Luis Obispo remains water-secure
Officials say the City of San Luis Obispo is water-secure for now, despite several years of drought conditions. The City of San Luis Obispo relies on water from Santa Margarita Lake, Whale Rock Reservoir and Nacimiento Reservoir. Mychal Boerman is Deputy Director of Water for the city. He said Nacimiento’s water capacity is at 13 percent, due to low rainfall years and continuous use of the reservoir for Salinas Valley farming.