All of the lakes in San Diego County are manmade, i.e., reservoirs. Interestingly, San Diego County, and most of California from what I understand, does not allow swimming in reservoirs. I have heard that it has to do with keeping the water clean since it ultimately becomes drinking water. That doesn’t make sense, though, since they allow boating on the reservoirs, and dare I mention all of the fish poop and bird poop in the water? Lastly, of course, the reservoir water is still filtered, cleaned, and fluoridated before it reaches our houses. Nonetheless….
Here are three pictures of Sweetwater Reservoir in south San Diego County:
During our drought from 2008-2011, the water level in Sweetwater Reservoir got very low. It’s not quite back to 100% capacity but it might get there with the wet winter we’re supposed to have here.
Those pictures were taken in April 2012 after the official announcement came that the drought was over. Now that I know how to take several pictures and have Photoshop stitch them together into a panorama, I’m heading back out there soon.
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