Lake Hodges

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Lake Hodges is a reservoir located in San Diego County, California. Originally a natural lake, it was dammed in 1918 to provide water to the city of San Diego. The lake is fed by the San Dieguito River and several smaller creeks, and its water is used for irrigation, municipal supply, and recreation. The hydrology of the lake is influenced by the surrounding mountains and the Mediterranean climate, which causes fluctuating water levels and seasonal variations in water quality. The surface flow into the lake is primarily from the San Dieguito River, while the snowpack from the nearby mountains also contributes to the water supply. The lake is used for recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and hiking, and it is also important for the agricultural industry in the region.

May 21, 2024







Storage 24hr Change None%
Percent of Normal None%
Minimum 4,136 acre-ft
Maximum 13,082 acre-ft
Average acre-ft
Nid_Height 131
Hydraulic_Height 116
Drainage_Area 303
Year_Completed 1918
Dam_Height 131
River_Or_Stream San Dieguito River
Primary_Dam_Type Multi-Arch
Surface_Area 1317
Hazard_Potential High
Nid_Storage 37700
Dam_Length 729

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