Sweetwater Reservoir

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Sweetwater Reservoir is located in San Diego County, California and was created in 1888 to provide drinking water to the city of San Diego. The reservoir covers an area of 960 acres and has a capacity of 26,000 acre-feet. The hydrology of the reservoir is primarily fed by surface flows from the Sweetwater River and its tributaries, as well as from snowpack in the surrounding mountains. The reservoir also serves as a source of irrigation for nearby agricultural areas. Recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and hiking are popular among visitors. The reservoir is managed by the Sweetwater Authority, a public agency that is responsible for maintaining the water quality and ensuring a reliable water supply for the surrounding communities.

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Dam_Height 112
Hydraulic_Height 99
Drainage_Area 182
Year_Completed 1888
Nid_Storage 27689
Primary_Dam_Type Gravity
Surface_Area 936
Hazard_Potential High
River_Or_Stream Sweetwater River
Dam_Length 700
Nid_Height 112

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