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Old    Clarke (BaadLS1)      Join Date: Dec 2013       05-12-2014, 4:19 PM Reply   
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv/?s...agency_cd=USGS

Discuss.
Old    Clarke (BaadLS1)      Join Date: Dec 2013       05-12-2014, 9:03 PM Reply   
Wow. I thought some of the Socal/San Diego peeps would be excited. +20ft in 65 days in San Diego is not regular inflow numbers.

They are finally raising the water level! I believe 660ft is minimum launch for the new ramp. 40ft to go before it becomes a real possibility.
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       05-12-2014, 9:42 PM Reply   
Wow, I had no idea it was so close. I hate to be Debbie Downer, but I'm sure the powers that be will ban water contact as soon as it opens!
Old    Michael Israel (izzy)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-12-2014, 10:23 PM Reply   
Wow...maybe it is time to stop draining water from Lake Mead...we are down 15 ft from March and they are expecting another 12 ft over the next two months...
Old    Hate2party (slipknot)      Join Date: Aug 2001       05-13-2014, 7:26 AM Reply   
We don't take Lake Mead water. Start closing some casinos and stop building houses if you want to save Lake Mead.

I just emailed the SD Water Authority, so we will see what they say. I did drive by last week on the way to the river and it was up a lot.
Old    Andy Graham (ottog1979)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-13-2014, 10:39 AM Reply   
Hate, let us know what you hear. I emailed SD Water Authority about 6 months ago and they said that they were consistent with the timeline on the website (2014-2017). That's about all I could get out of them.
Old    Michael Israel (izzy)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-13-2014, 7:47 PM Reply   
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We don't take Lake Mead water. Start closing some casinos and stop building houses if you want to save Lake Mead.

I just emailed the SD Water Authority, so we will see what they say. I did drive by last week on the way to the river and it was up a lot.

Ummm Not that my comment was aimed at you being, well not so bright, but since you brought it up...where do you think the water comes from? Magic?!!!

Let me help you out...our journey begins as snowfall in the Rockies and when spring arrives the snow melts and flows into the mighty Colorado River and travels all the way to Southern California by way of Lake Powell, Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, and Lake Havasu. At the Lake Havasu Dam the Colorado River Aqueduct caries water over 200 mi west into southern Cal. Here is where it gets tricky.... The San Diego Aqueduct is connected to the Colorado River Aqueduct which takes water to your lovely San Vicente lake/reservoir.

Hence the majority of the water in San Vicente Lake is from Lake Mead...Lake Mead released water and San Vicente lake has more water in it....unless you have received a ton of rain lately!

I did not think so....


Izzy

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Old    Clarke (BaadLS1)      Join Date: Dec 2013       05-13-2014, 10:23 PM Reply   
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Ummm Not that my comment was aimed at you being, well not so bright, but since you brought it up...where do you think the water comes from? Magic?!!!

Let me help you out...our journey begins as snowfall in the Rockies and when spring arrives the snow melts and flows into the mighty Colorado River and travels all the way to Southern California by way of Lake Powell, Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, and Lake Havasu. At the Lake Havasu Dam the Colorado River Aqueduct caries water over 200 mi west into southern Cal. Here is where it gets tricky.... The San Diego Aqueduct is connected to the Colorado River Aqueduct which takes water to your lovely San Vicente lake/reservoir.

Hence the majority of the water in San Vicente Lake is from Lake Mead...Lake Mead released water and San Vicente lake has more water in it....unless you have received a ton of rain lately!

I did not think so....


Izzy
Just think about what we are all doing to Powell.
Old    Michael Israel (izzy)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-13-2014, 10:31 PM Reply   
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Just think about what we are all doing to Powell.
The good news is the Colorado River Snow Pack is about 22% more than last year......Now if California could get some rain it would help us all out!
Old    Hate2party (slipknot)      Join Date: Aug 2001       05-14-2014, 7:15 AM Reply   
Izzy, no lessons needed here I know where all water comes from and where it goes, since being employed at a Water rights hedge fund. Our facilities are stockpiled full with water ready for sale. Nice boat your got there. And tell Vegas to stop building hotels and houses and Mead will go up. Lake Mead released water and it is going to Mexico for the past six weeks if you haven't heard. Yea San V got some. But the dam was raised 100' and they are going to be taking alot more water real soon over the next 6 months just so you are aware.
Old    Hate2party (slipknot)      Join Date: Aug 2001       05-14-2014, 7:17 AM Reply   
she did send me an email back

Our original timeline for reopening San Vicente Reservoir still stands: sometime between late 2014 and 2017, depending on water supply and demand. The new marina is still in construction through this summer.

Iím not sure if you are asking if the water is 60 feet too low, or 60 linear feet short of the boat ramp. Neither is the case, however. This week the water is about 20 feet lower in elevation than the ramp (now in construction). With the statewide drought under way, cutbacks in water deliveries from Northern California and a hot summer (high water demands) on the horizon, we donít have a firm timeline for when the water level will reach (and stay) at the minimum elevation for boating.

On the plus side, the Water Authority and the city of San Diego opted to extend the new boat ramp about 20 feet lower than the original, so the city will have more options to maintain access to boaters during a future drought or major draw-down of stored water.

For more details about a reopening date, I will refer you to the city of San Diego lakes staff, since the city will operate the reservoir and determine when it can be opened. We understand you are eager to return to San Vicente, and that you have been waiting patiently for several years. Weíre nearly there, but not quite.
Old    Andy Graham (ottog1979)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-14-2014, 7:26 AM Reply   
Good details, thanks. Let's stay tuned and when the right time comes keep the pressure on the city.
Old    Andy Graham (ottog1979)      Join Date: Apr 2007       06-22-2014, 11:57 AM Reply   
It's continuing...
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Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       06-22-2014, 11:59 AM Reply   
Wow, where is all that water coming from??
Old    Andy Graham (ottog1979)      Join Date: Apr 2007       06-22-2014, 11:59 AM Reply   
With El Cap limited to just the front basin for water towing, it San V can't happen fast enough. I was at El Cap last weekend Sunday morning early. With only 3-4 boats towing in the stupid counter-clockwise fashion required by rules, the basin was a mess. Hardly worth going unless you hit it up Thursday or Friday morning literally at dawn.
Old    Andy Graham (ottog1979)      Join Date: Apr 2007       06-22-2014, 12:00 PM Reply   
The aqueduct.
Old    Clarke (BaadLS1)      Join Date: Dec 2013       06-22-2014, 12:17 PM Reply   
I watch it nearly every day. Low elevation for the ramp is supposedly 660 ft and it currently is sitting at 631+ ft. 29 feet to go before we can even consider launching.

I'm thinking that they are re-directing imports from El Cap to San Vicente. I'm guessing they are going to maintain this strategy until the Fall. If the El Nino year becomes a reality and water imports continue in a positive direction next Spring, a San Vicente opening in April/May in time for the Summer recreation schedule is a possibility, thus allowing them to maintain at least 1 water contact lake in the county.

I'm in the boat buying market in Dec/January this upcoming winter and I want this progress to further justify a purchase.
Old    Clarke (BaadLS1)      Join Date: Dec 2013       07-25-2014, 6:18 PM Reply   
Update: Water level is nearly 636ft, minimum to launch is 645ft according to an SDWA representative that I spoke to today. Another source with inside information confirmed that the lake will draw down this summer/fall due to lack of imports and drought conditions. He also has knowledge that the marina will be completed for the summer season next year and that the lake should be open by April.
Old    Andy Graham (ottog1979)      Join Date: Apr 2007       07-25-2014, 9:16 PM Reply   
Woooo Hoooo!!! Back from the dead!

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