El Capitan Reservoir

About 20 miles East…..

As the sky here in San Diego is overcast with a marine layer (high fog) we drive about 20 miles east and find a peaceful and beautiful place where the sun is shining:

El Capitan Reservoir is a reservoir in central San Diego County, California about 30 miles (50 km) northeast of the city of San Diego and a couple of miles north of the town of Alpine. The reservoir is formed by El Capitan Dam on the San Diego River and has a capacity of 112,800 acre-feet (139,100,000 m³). The 237-foot (72 m) dam is composed of hydraulic fill and was completed in 1934. The dam is owned by the city of San Diego and its primary purpose is to supply drinking water. It is the largest of the city’s reservoirs.

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