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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.

DamYear BuiltCurrent ConditionMap
Barrett1922FairPDF icon Barrett Map
El Capitan1935PoorPDF icon El Capitan Map
Hodges1918UnsatisfactoryPDF icon Hodges Map
Miramar1960SatisfactoryPDF icon Miramar Map
Morena1912PoorPDF icon Morena Map
Murray1950FairPDF icon Murray Map
Lower Otay (Savage)1918PoorPDF icon Otay (Savage) Map
San Vicente

1943, raised 2016


PDF icon San Vicente Main Dam Map

PDF icon San Vicente Saddle Dam Map

Sutherland1954SatisfactoryPDF icon Sutherland Map

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