San Vicente Dam Half-Finished: Water Authority

Lakeside construction project began in 2009

By Lauren Steussy
|  Wednesday, May 16, 2012  |  Updated 11:44 AM PDT
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Raising San Vicente Reservoir: Images

San Vicente Dam Project

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The San Vicente Dam Raise Project, which began in early 2009 will take about four years. On Tuesday, reporters got access to the pouring of a roller-compacted concrete.
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A dam under construction in Lakeside is half finished.

The project, which began in 2009, has reached the halfway point, and has now exceeded the height of the existing dam, the San Diego County Water Authority announced Wednesday.

The San Vicente Reservoir is one of San Diego's drinking water reservoirs. Raising the dam is part of the Water Authority's emergency storage project, which will secure a water source in the case of an interruption in imported water deliveries.

Click here for a gallery of images taken during the pouring of a roller-compacted concrete.

After the construction is complete, the reservoir will take another few years to fill up.

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