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!"