San Vicente Reservoir

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San Vicente Reservoir
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Panorama of San Vicente Reservoir - May 2011
Location San Diego County, California
Coordinates 32°54′44″N 116°55′30″W / 32.9122701°N 116.9250274°W / 32.9122701; -116.9250274Coordinates: 32°54′44″N 116°55′30″W / 32.9122701°N 116.9250274°W / 32.9122701; -116.9250274
Type reservoir
Primary inflows San Vicente Creek, First San Diego Aqueduct
Primary outflows San Vicente Creek, San Vicente Pipelines 1 and 2
Catchment area 75 sq mi (190 km2)[1]
Basin countries United States
Surface area 1,100 acres (4.5 km2)
Water volume 145,200,000 cu yd (90,000 acre·ft)

San Vicente Reservoir is a reservoir created by the San Vicente Dam in San Diego County, California, approximately 7 km north of Lakeside off of California State Route 67.

Description[edit]

The reservoir is formed by impounding the waters of San Vicente Creek, and the Colorado River via the First San Diego Aqueduct branch of the Colorado River Aqueduct from Lake Havasu.[2]

In 2009, construction began of a $568 million project to increase the size of San Vicente Reservoir twofold. San Diego County Water Authority officials are hoping to receive funding from Proposition 18 (the $11.1 billion bond to upgrade the Californian water supply), but will continue the upgrade without these funds if the Proposition is unsuccessful. [1]

Recreation[edit]

As the San Vicente Dam is currently being raised, the reservoir has been closed off for recreational uses until the period between 2014-2017 when it reaches new levels. The raising of the dam will more than double the reservoir's current capacity of 145,200,000 cu yd (111,000,000 m3) by increasing it 245,226,666 cu yd (187,489,239 m3) to a total of 390,426,666 cu yd (298,502,604 m3).[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hill, Joseph (Winter 2002). "Dry Rivers, Dammed Rivers and Floods: An Early History of the Struggle Between Droughts and Floods in San Diego". The Journal of San Diego History, Volume 48, Number 1. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  2. ^ Department of Water Resources (2009). "San Vicente Reservoir (SVT)". California Data Exchange Center. State of California. Retrieved 2009-09-09. 
  3. ^ "San Vicente Dam Raise". San Diego County Water Authority. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 

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