Raising San Vicente Reservoir: Images

The project will raise the dam by 117 feet adding an additional 52,100 acre-feet of water for potential emergency use and an additional 100,000 acre-feet of capacity to store water during wet years for later dry years.

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This is San Vicente Reservoir, one of San Diego's drinking water reservoirs.
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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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Once the construction is finished, filling the reservoir will take another two to five years according to the city.
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The construction to raise the dam is part of the Water Authority's more than $1 billion Emergency Storage Project.
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The Water Authority is creating new emergency water storage and pipeline connections to deliver water throughout the region if the imported water supply is disrupted.
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The reservoir is expected to be closed to all public access and recreation for three to six years. Planners hope to reopen between 2014 and 2017.
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Watch raw video of the last phase of the project.
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