City of San Diego to Release Water from Hodges Reservoir into San Dieguito River

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  1. Str8t Slabaronies

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    Saw the same thing. Unable to send to olevinhein? Aren't they already connected? Can't believe it is already full. Wonder what the value of 250 million gallons is?
     
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    Time to tell you about global warming and the drought. Don’t forget, don’t water your lawns cause we are in a shortage… and lets up your water rates while we are at it.
     
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    An acre-foot of untreated water is $1500.

    767x1500= $1,150,500




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    Has anyone fished San Dieguito River downstream of Hodges dam recently? As kids in the early 80's, we used to hike from an area east of the flower stand along Del Dios Highway and catch green sunfish, bluegill, and small bass, from the stream.
     
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    They’re still there. Ssshhhhhhh!
     
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    Not a reason to stop fishing but this article makes me wonder if the water they are throwing away is of
    "low quality"

    Union Tribune Quote.
    As the water level at Hodges is drawn down, officials plan to route as much as they can to other reservoirs, which are connected by pipelines. However, some water from the lake’s lower depths may be of poor quality and unsuitable for storage, so it may be discharged into the San Dieguito River, said Lau.
     
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    They are slow walking the repair of the dam so they can hit us with a closure to rebuild, which will take another 10 years. Oh and the water they released the value has to be paid to MPWD. Nothing is free including water!!
     
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    They have never dredged the lake, even though it has filled up with a lot of sediment over the years. This is because a piece of property upstream that was once owned by The Chatham Brothers industrial waste disposal company fouled the land and watershed upstream from the lake. So a lot of chemicals have flowed into the lake and settled in the silt. As soon as the water gets down to the bottom, a lot of toxic waste will be released with the water.
     
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    Why would a water district have to be paid for water that fell from the sky? Thanks.
     
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    Olivenhein was 70% full as of Sep. 26. Dunno how much of this has changed...or whether the water in Hodges doesn't meet some water quality standard....

    Reservoirs - San Diego County Water Authority
     
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    Good point, BGR,some of that silt in the bottom is probably as nasty as the South Bay in terms of chemical pollutants.

    Not sure whether allowing fishing from shore or kayaks/tubes would be cost effective. And as long as the water level's above what's deemed "safe," I doubt any water district official would risk letting anyone fish. If there was a dam failure a la Oroville, my estate would get rich from the lawsuits....after they found the tattered remains of my corpse and float tube in the golf course ponds downstream.....
     
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    I totally agree, I’m just waiting for them to say that the Lake is closed for 8 years because they have to the replace dam.
     
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    Pretty sure if “they” had it their way, all of our lakes would be closed to recreation.
     
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