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They 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....???
 

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They 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....???
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 County
 

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We're at Lake San Antonio right now and the water is killer.
We did not see another boat until 9:3o this morning.
Skiin', Wakeboarding, fishing.. is all good here!
It will be over 100 degrees this weekend but it still cools down at night!

We drove over the Naci dam and that lake (which my kids prefer) is incredibly low! I had friends that bottomed out last year there.... at great expense!

We have done San Antonio now for the past 2 years and it's been great!
 

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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 County
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....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.

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....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.

UD
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.
 

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Construction on the spillway of the dam has been done for a while. All they did was widen the spillway because during winter when there is heavy rain fall that lake fills up so fast that they can't let water out fast enough. Back in '94 the lake was at 6% and it came all the way up to 100%. They had the spillway wide open letting water out and the lake was still filling up.

Even though the lake is located in San Luis Obispo County. Monterey County has the water rights to the lake since they are the ones who built the dam in 1956. The campgrounds, marina, general store and launch ramp used to be owned by The Heath family. Now it has been turned over to Monterey County to run all of that.

Its pretty low right now you have to really watch where your at and stay in the middle where ever you go. I see people hitting stuff alot lately because they aren't marking shallow areas as fast as they should.
 

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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
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.
 
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