Oceano Communrty Services District

1655 Front Street, P. O. Box 599, Oceano, CA93445 (805) 481·6730 FAX(805) 481-6836

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Board of Supervisors County of San Luis Obispo County Government Center San Luis Obispo, California 93408 RE: Dear Sirs, Sea Water Intrusion In Oceano

February 8, 2012

The Oceano groundwater supply is not threatened with seawater intrusion. We are aware that there has been information provided to tile public that Oceano's groundwater supply is threatened by seawater intrusion. The incident in 2009 exhibited characteristics of saltwater intrusion but it has since to be repeated and it also should be noted that the well in question was in great disrepair. This was corrected by the county maintenance crew and at no time since has it exhibited anymore characteristics of seawater intrusion. At the time that this sentry well was tested, there were significant external contaminants, The Board at the time was directed by its contracted engineer to take a position that the event was actually a benefit because it would elevate the priority level in case of any state water contractor allocation cutbacks. This same engineer is on contract with several San Luis Obispo agencies to which this information has been exploited to their benefit. We normally would have accepted this without comment, but the level of exploitation of this anomaly has reached critical mass and is Ibeing quoted from everything from commercial development, other agencies needs and willful suspensions of the truth. Sincerely,

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MARY LUCEY Vice-President

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RICHARD SEARCY Director

FELMA HURDLE Director

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LORI ANGELLO Director attachments

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TOM GEASLEN Interirn General Manager

Table 6b: Northern Cities Sentry Well Water Quality Data Summary
Depth Well to

Production Interval

Date

Water (feet)
12.67

Groundwater Elevation (feet NAVO) 10.64 NA
16.69

Total Dissolved Solids (mgIL) 650 650 NA 608 668 656 626 672 678 686 616 642 870 890 917 808 902 828 835 960 570 550 528 672 606 806
1,070

Chloride (mgIL) 46 46 NA 45 48 40 48 45 49 41 43 69 180 190 200 150 210 200 160 180 76 69 72 89 110 180 190 97 70 90 57 50 48 57 93 48 74 50 690 500 170 50 48 54 41 38 36 42 38 39 63 35 38

Sodium

(mgIL) 36 37 NA 43.8 40.8 43.1 43.3 43.1 44.8 40 41 49 100 120 130 130 155 159 150 175 48 59 55.1 60.6 75.0 93.3 151 63.4 62 54 54 60 52 67.6 71.9 71.4 76.9 74.2 274 199 129 71 62 71 55 76
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from 305-372'

1/24/2011 10/28/2010 10/21/2010 7/2612010 4/27/2010 1/2812010 1011912009 811912009 5/1212009 312711996
6f1i1976 111911966

NA 6.62
17.32 11.38

10.98 14.18 20.23 17.68 NA NA NA 8.18
9.99

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7.35

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1/24/2011 1012112010 7/2712010 4/2712010 1126/2010
10/20/2009

5.54
6.56

8.97 6.14 4.90 6.53
6.71 6.03

7.36
8.60

8120/2009 5111/2009 328113(o-30N03 Screened from 60-135' 1/24/2011 10/21/2010
7/27/2010 4/27/2010 1/26/2010 10/20/2009

7.00 6.82 7.50
8.75 4.67

8/2012009
5/1212009

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10.42

3/27/1996
6f1i1976

112111966 328113E:-30N02 Screened from 175-255' 1124/2011 1012112010 712712010 4127/2010 2125/2010 2125/2010 1/2612010 1012012009 812012009 5/1112009
3/27/1 996

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5.41

602 624 705 804 1,050 1,040 777 800 1,000
1,010

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10.02 5.26 1.72 1.72
3.72

8.27 11.78 11.78 9.78
6.12 1.56

7.38
11.94

Sf1i1976 1/2111966 12N136W-36L01
Screened from 227·237'

6.98 NA NA NA 17.61
20.75 21.18

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5.11 8.06 6.28

970 2,080 1,350 1,290
1,050

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1,093 1,069 890 910 707 860 856 890 832 882 936

1124/2011 10/2112010 7/2712010 4/2612010 1012112009 812012009
5/11/2009

15.94
17.72 19.16

4.84
6.32

72.0 78.0
83.B

312611996 61811976

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NA NA

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Box 599,

Oceano, CA 9g445

(805) 481-67g0

FAX (805) 481-6836

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