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Rebuilding Lake Wohlford Dam

 

Last updated 3/1/2021 at 3:49pm



Lake Wohlford Dam is an important water storage, flood control and recreational facility that has served Escondido for generations. Restoring storage capacity and making it earthquake-safe is critically important, which is why I introduced AB 692.

The dam was originally constructed in 1895 to store water transported via a wooden flume from the San Luis Rey River to Escondido. One of the first rock-fill dams in California, Lake Wohlford Dam was 76 feet high and had a storage capacity of about 3,500 acre-feet.

But in 1916 the region was struck with one of our frequent droughts. San Diego hir...



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