In SoCal, most of the attention has been to the reopening of San Vicente Lake in Lakeside. One article had it opening in November of 2015, but the last three news releases from the City of San Diego say: “There is NO projected opening date at this time!”
Still, we know it’s coming.
But in Escondido, the earthquake-threatened dam at Lake Wohlford is also due for a new structure–perhaps as soon as 2017. Here it will allow the lake level to rise where nobody has seen it for a decade or more–it’s original capacity, some 20 to 25 feet higher than it is presently.
While replacing the old one with a new, seismically sound, concrete dam, it’s not a perfect situation all around. The city’s hands are tied by construction costs and with issues such as (more…)