Dealing with Drought:
Making water conservation a Monterey County way of life

Impacts

A drought can have far-reaching impacts on residents, industries, and recreation, affecting things like:

Residents Industry Tourism/Recreation

Lawns/Gardens
Vehicles
Pets
Usage within home
Fire(s)
Jobs
Drinking Water
Housing
Education

Agriculture
Government
Healthcare
Wildlife
Community Services

Hotels
Restaurants
Fishing Restrictions
Snow Levels
Boating

 

Current Reservoir Levels

Significant Fire Potential

 

Restrictions on Fishing:

CDFW has closed some waters to fishing due to low water flows in California streams and rivers that have been significantly impacted by drought. CDFW has the authority under Title 14, Article 4, Section 8.00(c) to close South Central Coast streams to fishing when it determines that stream flows are inadequate to provide fish passage. As a result, the following waters are closed to angling:

1. The Carmel River and those sections of San Jose, Gibson, Malpaso and Soberanes creeks west of Highway 1.

*  The Big Sur River and those Big Sur area streams from Granite Creek to Salmon Creek west of Highway 1 are OPEN, with some restrictions. Call the phone number below for more information.

 (To determine whether or not waters are open to fishing, please call the South Central Coast closure hotline at (831) 649-2886.