Drought forces Lake San Antonio to close

By: Parimal M. Rohit

PASO ROBLES —Lake San Antonio, located between Paso Robles and King City in Monterey County, announced earlier this month the freshwater reservoir will be closed to all recreational activities, including fishing, just ahead of the Fourth of July holiday.

The central coast reservoir will be closed to the public as of July 1 due to low water levels.

It was not announced when the reservoir would re-open to the public.

Nearby Lake Nacimiento will remain open to recreational anglers during the summer season.

Anglers and boaters frequent Lake San Antonio and its two shores to boat or drop a line in search of bass, catfish, crappies and stripers.

Low water levels reportedly forced a marina at Lake San Antonio to be shut down in October 2013.

Earlier this year, California’s ongoing drought forced the closure of Diamond Valley Lake in Hemet. Corona Lake also shut down this year due to low water levels. Officials at Castaic Lake in northern Los Angeles County notified its boating public the drought caused the water level there to recede.

For more information, visit lakesanantonioresort.com.

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