Both Naci and San Antonio were built to feed the Salinas valley to stop salt water intrusion from pumping water for irrigation. It is controlled by the Corp of Engineers. I think the reason they drain Naci first is because all the land around it is private were as the land around San Antonio is owned by Monterey CountyThey have been claiming Dam work for three years,,,,why can't they just tell us the truth...When I was up there last year, a current worker told me the Dam story is false, it's because the private owner and the new owner (county or state) were battling it out with each other over a dispute...So the owner is purposley ruining the lake (just what I was told)...Does anyone know the REAL TRUTH....???
TrueBoth Naci and San Antonio were built to feed the Salinas valley to stop salt water intrusion from pumping water for irrigation. It is controlled by the Corp of Engineers. I think the reason they drain Naci first is because all the land around it is private were as the land around San Antonio is owned by Monterey County
Rangers told me same thing. Fastest filling lake in CA. They did do a dam spillway project which required a certain amount of water released. Next year will be better as long as it rains. County is now in charge of campground and they know if its low no $$$$ revenue. I hit my prop idling through middle of marina Memorial day. Lake is so low going to Parker until next year. Debating whether to take the Naci sticker of the truck.True
....and the lake was drained for dam modification to allow more water overall. This plus the farmers actually have dibs on it and get the water from it.
Naci has a double hit this year.
In the 70s I heard you could 4x4 on it.
This year will suck.
Next year it will likely fill fast and high, its one of the fastest filling lakes around.
If you go to north shore you can park by the water. South shore has better camp sites but they are away from the water.We are supposed to be going to Naci on Sunday, should we head over to San Antonio instead? We have never done San Antonio. Can you park RV's on the beach or do they just have hook up site camping? Thanks