Skip to main content

Reservoirs and Lakes

Reservoir Dams

Barrett Reservoir DamAll City of San Diego reservoir dams are regularly inspected by the California Division of Safety of Dams. The City operates each dam and reservoir in accordance with state requirements to ensure their safe condition and the safety of surrounding communities.

In the event of a planned or emergency water release, the community will be notified, and information will be posted on the City’s Reservoir Lakes website as well as on City social media channels.

We encourage you to review the maps below to see if you live downstream from one of our reservoirs. Resources about emergency preparedness are available from the City and the County.

If you're unable to open any of the following files in your browser, these documents can be downloaded and viewed using the free Adobe Reader.

Dam Year Built Current Condition Map
Barrett 1922 Fair PDF iconBarrett Map
El Capitan 1935 Poor PDF iconEl Capitan Map
Hodges 1918 Unsatisfactory PDF iconHodges Map
Miramar 1960 Satisfactory PDF iconMiramar Map
Morena 1912 Poor PDF iconMorena Map
Murray 1950 Fair PDF iconMurray Map
Lower Otay (Savage) 1918 Poor PDF iconOtay (Savage) Map
San Vicente

1943, raised 2016


PDF iconSan Vicente Main Dam Map

PDF iconSan Vicente Saddle Dam Map

Sutherland 1954 Satisfactory PDF iconSutherland Map

For more information, please contact the Public Utilities Department at or 619-527-3932.