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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 icon Barrett Map
El Capitan 1935 Poor PDF icon El Capitan Map
Hodges 1918 Poor PDF icon Hodges Map
Miramar 1960 Satisfactory PDF icon Miramar Map
Morena 1912 Poor PDF icon Morena Map
Murray 1950 Fair PDF icon Murray Map
Lower Otay (Savage) 1918 Poor PDF icon Otay (Savage) Map
San Vicente

1943, raised 2016


PDF icon San Vicente Main Dam Map

PDF icon San Vicente Saddle Dam Map

Sutherland 1954 Satisfactory PDF icon Sutherland Map

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