The objective of the San Diego County Water Authority is clear. Is is spelled out in their annual report @ http://www.sdcwa.org/news/
The key message at the above link is the Mission Statement of the Water Authority (the
controlling entity here): For more than 60 years, the San Diego County Water Authority has moved
forward with diligence and purpose to carry out its mission of providing
a safe and reliable water supply to the San Diego region.......In fiscal 2005, the Water Authority awarded a contract for its largest
construction project in Water Authority history, the San Vicente Pipeline,
a critical piece of the Emergency Storage Project that will ensure water
reliability in the wake of a natural disaster.
Good for our water supply but bad news for recreation. BUT WAIT IT GETS WORSE!
I would expect little to no cooperation from the Water Authority in the future. The revenue from Water recreation isn't worth their time and the leadership of the Board of Directors sees recreation as a liability, not a necessary public service. I'm all for change and will help with the fight but I don't hold out high hopes.
INSTEAD...I took a different route. My wife and I purchased a vacation home on the Lower Colorado. We (Family and crew) now have access to great water 24/7/365 without buying permits, wait in long launch lines or having to get up at o' dark thirty to even get on the lake before the limit gets hit. I jump in the car and in three hours...Paradise. Gotta love AZ.