Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

El Capitan Reservoir is located in Lakeside, California and was built in 1935 by the City of San Diego. The reservoir has a capacity of 112,800 acre-feet of water and is supplied by the El Capitan Dam on the San Diego River. The hydrology of the reservoir is primarily reliant on surface flow from the San Diego River and snowpack providers from the surrounding mountain ranges. The reservoir is used for agricultural purposes by local farmers and for recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and camping. Over the years, El Capitan Reservoir has been a source of controversy due to disputes over water rights and water usage in the region. Despite the challenges, the reservoir remains an important source of water for the region and a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

June 14, 2024







Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Ngvd 1929, Ft 24hr Change -0.02%
Percent of Normal 99%
Minimum 664.58 ft
Maximum 744.51 ft
Average 695 ft
Dam_Height 237
Hydraulic_Height 217
Drainage_Area 190
Year_Completed 1934
Nid_Storage 112800
Surface_Area 1562
Hazard_Potential High
River_Or_Stream San Diego River
Dam_Length 1170
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Nid_Height 237

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