Dam upgrades slated to begin at Lake Morena in 2018, but there’s no guarantee water levels will ever be restored
By Miriam Raftery
January 12, 2017 (Lake Morena) -- Even after heavy rainfalls doused our region, three East County Reservoirs remain at very low levels. As of January 9th, Lake Morena is at just 2.1 percent of capacity, Barrett Lake is att 5.5 percent, and Sutherland 7.3 percent of capacity, according to the City of San Diego.
These are the only local reservoirs not connected to the State Water Project system of canals and aqueducts, thus they are solely dependent on rainfall which has not been enough to replenish large quantities pumped out by the City of San Diego to meet its thirst for water.