• Image by Billy Ortiz

On July 9, we flew over the newly completed construction project to raise the San Vicente Dam, which will allow more water to be stored in the reservoir.

The dam-raising has been heralded as the largest raising of a dam in the United States. The finished product was left with a natural color on the exterior, and almost disappears into the local landscape.

Flying back and forth over the reservoir for the past year, the white beaches had been visible as water was diverted to lower its level to allow for the construction.

On July 9, most of the "beach" had disappeared.

Located at the north end of Lakeside in what is known as the Morena Valley, all we need now is lots of rainfall to "fill 'er up!"

Comments

Javajoe25 July 12, 2014 @ 9:45 a.m.

I read recently that billions of gallons of water empty from the Columbia River up north, into the ocean, and yet here we are in Southern Cal, parched and praying for rain.

They can build a pipeline to run oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, but no one can figure out how to do the same with the quad zillions of gallons of water that flood the North, the Mid-West, and the East every year? I thought we had basic plumbing figured out ages ago. You have water here - you need water there? Seems simple to me.

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Founder July 13, 2014 @ 4:31 p.m.

All State Leaders should either support immediately increasing the fresh water capacity in CA or be replaced at the next election by new Leader's that will.

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