News

Dam Replacement

San Diego to spend up to $100 million for dam safety consultant over next 10 years – San Diego Union Tribune, October 25, 2023

San Diego Speeds Up Efforts to Shore up its Aging Dams – Including a Faster Schedule for Lake Hodges Dam Rebuild – San Diego Union Tribune, October 25, 2023

Lake Hodges Taking Shape – San Diego Union Tribune, September 14, 2023.

11 Billion Gallons of Water Released from Lake Hodges Dam,CBS 8, August, 31, 2023

Lake Hodges Reopens After Repairs to 105-Year-Old Dam; Replacement Project Coming SoonSan Diego Union Tribune, June 2, 2023

Newsom Unveils Plan to Speed ProjectsSan Diego Union Tribune, May 20, 2023

Gov. Newsom Proposes CEQA Reform to Speed Clean Energy Projects in CaliforniaTimes of San Diego, May 20, 2023

Gavin Newsom Wants to Make it Easier to Build Roads and Dams and More.  What’s in His Plan? – Cal Matter, May 19, 2023

Gavin Newsom Wants to Fast-Track Huge Water Projects in CaliforniaFortune, May 19, 2023

Infrastructure Act will Pump $3 billion into Nation’s Ailing Dams – ConstructionDive – December 7, 2021

San Diego Launching $10 million Assessment of Aging City DamsSan Diego Union Tribune – May 29, 2021

Infrastructure Bill Includes Significant Funding for Dam Safety Programs – Association of Dam Safety Officials – November 18, 2021

Reservoir News 

Traveling Lake Hodges and the Del Dios Highway, The Escondido Grapevine, March 31, 2024

Lake Hodges:  Water Agencies File Claims Against San Diego, CBS 8, March 19, 2024

San Diego Loses Access to Water from Lake Hodges, CBS 8, February 15, 2024

Pumped Storage Hydropower is the Greenest Renewable Energy Technology, Study Says, OPB, September 18, 2023

Which of the World’s Hundreds of Thousands of Aging Dams Will be the Next to Burst?, New York Times, September 17, 2023

El Nino Anticipated to Continue Through the Northern Hemisphere Winter, Water News Network, San Diego County Water Authority, September 14, 2023

San Diego Spending $9 million on Repairs to Structurally Vulnerable Dams – El Capitan, Lake Morena – San Diego Union Tribune, September 12, 2023

Book Spotlights ‘Best Dam Man’ – San Diego Union Tribune, June 26, 2023

The Trillion-Gallon Question.  Extreme weather is threatening California’s dams.  What happens if they fail? – The New York Times, June 22, 2023

Lake Hodges Reservoir Reopening May 31, 2023 – City of San Diego, May 22, 2023

Trolls Under the Bridge – Part I and Part II – Escondido Times-Advocate, May 3, 2023 and May 11, 2023. May 11, 2023.

Flood in the Desert.  They paid the ultimate price for water. PBS, May 2, 2022.

Rain Worsen San Diego’s Most Dangerous DamThe San Diego Reader – April 4, 2023

Traveling Lake Hodges and the Del Dios HighwayThe Escondido Grapevine, April 1, 2023

City to Release 250 Million Gallons from Hodges Reservoir Over 2 DaysTimes of San Diego, November 28, 2022

Let Technology Improve California Water Policy – San Diego Union Tribune, March 1, 2023

The Price of San Diego’s ‘Drought-Proof’ Water Could Spike – San Diego Union Tribune, March 17, 2023

Hodges Reservoir and Dam FAQs – City of San Diego March 2023

Lake Hodges Dam Downgraded to Unsatisfactory Condition – CBS News, March 23, 2023

City of San Diego Lake Hodges Reservoir and Dam Q&As – City of San Diego

Lake Hodges Recreation Area – Natural History – Mira Costa College

Lake Hodges Wikipedia Page

Dam Repairs 20222023

San Diego Releases Water From Lake Hodges to Fix Crumbling Dam – San Diego Union Tribune, November 29, 2022

Storm Makes it likely more potential drinking water will have to be released from Lake Hodges – 10 News, December 12, 2022

City of San Diego to Release Water from Hodges Reservoir into San Dieguito River – City of San Diego Press Release, Nov. 28, 2022 

City of San Diego Dam Maintenance Program – Helix Environmental Planning, Inc, October 2022

New Cracks Detected in Dam add to Repair WorkSan Diego Union-Tribune – September 22, 2022

City Finds More Issues at Hodges Dam, Repair Timeline Pushed Back to 2023 – CBS 8 – September 20, 2022

Lake Hodges Dam Faces Additional Repairs Due to Discovery of New Defect – Rancho Santa Fe Review – September 20, 2022.

Lake Hodges Dam Repair ContinuesPoway News Chieftain – August 24, 2022 

No Boating or Fishing at Lake Hodges While Dam is Repaired – San Diego Union Tribune – May 22, 2022

Lake Hodges to Close While Reservoir’s 104-Year-Old Dam is Repaired. – NBC 7 News – May 6, 2022

Inspection Shows Lake Hodges Dam is in Need of Repairs – CBS 8 San Diego News – May 3, 2022

Lake Hodges Dam Maintenance Project Q&As  – City of San Diego

Lake Hodges Oxygenation System

Conservancy Aquires 117 Acres Overlooking Lake Hodges – San Diego Union Tribune – May 23, 2021 

Mysterious Machine Dropped at the Bottom of Lake Hodges, NBC7 – February 6, 2020

Lake Hodges Oxygenation System –  San Diego County Water Authority – December 3 2019 – with our very own Jeff Pasek.

Lake Hodges Reservoir Quality Assessment Study Final Conceptually Planning Report –  Public Utilities Department, June 30, 2014

Lake Hodges Hypolimnetic Oxygenation System Biological Assessment – Public Utilities Department, July 29, 2014

Water Quality

City of San Diego loses access to water from Lake Hodges – San Diego, February 15, 2024

Lake Hodges Reservoir Quality Assessment Study Final Conceptually Planning Report – Public Utilities Department, June 30, 2014

Compendium of Water Resources Initiatives in Hodges Catchment – Prepared for the San Diego Regional Water Management Group, Sept 2014