Adelaida Area Hydrogeologic Study

USGS Adelaida Study Website

Evaluation of Groundwater Resources in the Adelaida Area of San Luis Obispo County, California

Background Information

County Board items related to the Adelaida area groundwater study can be viewed at the link above.

Community Meetings

On Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 3:00 p.m., a community meeting was held at the Polin Community Room at the Atascadero Library, 6555 Capistrano Avenue, Atascadero CA 93422. The project team provided an Adelaida Study project overview and status update, including a presentation on the surface water and groundwater data collection and the hydrogeologic framework. 

A recording of this meeting is available at the link below:

Meeting material:

On Monday, April 25, 2022 at 4:00 p.m., a community meeting was held at the Atascadero Library, at 6555 Capistrano Avenue, Atascadero CA 93422. USGS, County, and US-LT RCD Staff provided an overview of the next phase of the Study (Task 2), which will involve new data collection in the study area.

A recording of this meeting is available at the link below:

Meeting material:

On Friday, April 23, 2021 at 4:00 p. m., an online community meeting was held where USGS staff provided an update on the Adelaida area groundwater study. The focus of the meeting was to provide a summary of work completed for the initial data collection task and next steps for the study. 

A recording of this meeting is available at the link below:

Meeting material:

On Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 4:00 p.m., the RCD hosted an online community meeting where USGS provided an update on the study and detailed how the community can participate in the initial data collection process. USGS reviewed data of interest for the study, including well construction information, groundwater level data, water use information, groundwater chemistry data, and geological data.

A recording of this meeting is available at the link below:

Meeting material:

County Board of Supervisors Meetings

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 @ 9:00 a.m.

Agenda Item 16 - Request to approve the Joint Funding Agreement between the United States Geological Survey and San Luis Obispo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District in an amount not to exceed $362,715 for Task 2 of the Adelaida Area Hydrogeological Study; authorize the Director of Public Works, or designee, to enter into no-cost amendments to the JFA; and approve a corresponding budget adjustment in the amount of $362,715 in Flood Control District Zone General through the cancellation of reserves, by 4/5 vote. Districts 1 and 5.

  • Click here to view the staff report and supporting documents.
  • Click here to view the agenda and instructions to participate in the virtual meeting.

Previous Board items can be viewed here

Interactive Map of the USGS Adelaida Study Area

Click here to access the Interactive Data Viewer for the USGS Adelaida study area. This is an interactive mapping system to help you navigate around the study area by panning, zooming, or searching for a specific parcel or street address that you would like to locate. There are different map layers that can be shown and superimposed in this interactive mapping system such as boundaries of groundwater basins, cities, roads, or other entities by checking the layer names indicated on the left panel layer menu.

To search and locate a specific APN or street address on the map:

  1. Enter either the nine-digit parcel number (APN) including hyphens or the complete street address in the “Search...” bar on the upper right-hand corner of the map screen and then click on the search button to locate it. The APN or street address that you just entered will appear on the left panel and a location marker will show up on the map to identify the location.
  2. Click on the APN or street address name shown on the left panel layer menu will zoom in to the specified location for a close-up look.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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