Sutherland continues to rise, and with a 7.86 foot increase in the last month it has reached a 28.9 foot increase since December 13th, the largest of the county. El Capitan came up another 6.72 feet and now has only 8.78 feet to go before it spills. Considering its come up 22.24 feet since December 13th, a spill could happen.
Below is a chart showing water level changes over the last month at the reservoirs that provide such data. If you’d like to understand how the water ends up in the reservoirs, see our article about the watersheds for the City Lakes.
|Lake||Capacity||12/13/2010||2/28/2011||3/28/11||Month Diff.||Overall Diff|
|El Capitan||197||165.98||181.5||188.22||+ 6.72||+ 22.24|
|Hodges||115||94.38||115.8||115.44||– .36||+ 21.06|
|Lower Otay||137.42||126.64||131.2||132.17||+ .97||+ 5.53|
|Morena||157||108.55||112.4||119||+ 6.6||+ 10.45|
|Murray||95||90.4||91.9||91.35||– .55||+ .95|
|San Vicente||190||131.8||140.7||142.97||+ 2.27||+ 11.17|
|Sutherland||145||96.6||117.64||125.5||+ 7.86||+ 28.9|