2024 Barrett Lake level

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2024 Barrett Lake level

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Anyone know the current lake level is at now?

Just wondering before the big rains coming over the Feb. 2024 weekend, how much the level will rise to like a before and after result.
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They have been releasing water steady. The level is down but still back by the honor camp. I don’t think they will ever let any lakes, at least in east county ever fill back up unfortunately.
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camobass wrote: Thu Feb 01, 2024 8:15 am They have been releasing water steady. The level is down but still back by the honor camp. I don’t think they will ever let any lakes, at least in east county ever fill back up unfortunately.
Why is that?
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Not sure exactly why but it seems ever since that dam let go in northern ca, they are not letting our lakes fill. The dams are old. Water equals money, every time they transfer water, someone is getting richer.
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Re: 2024 Barrett Lake level

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On 1/30/24, it was less than 10' from spilling. With the rain today and next week, it will be over the top unless they let water out. Last year, the water was nearly at the top from what I remember. Unfortunately, the website does not list historical data.

https://www.sandiego.gov/reservoirs-lak ... ter-levels
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I started to take screenshots of the lake level reports last year. Started out at 38% in January, up to 97% in July, and now back to 79% as of the 30th but bet it’s higher now. The staff had bets on if it would spill over last year but I don’t think they actually let it get there. It was very close though. As for the lakes ever getting full again, I’m in the camp of the shaky dam theory but the cynic in me says there’s more money to be made with the drought narrative.
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meisner wrote: Thu Feb 01, 2024 9:16 am
camobass wrote: Thu Feb 01, 2024 8:15 am They have been releasing water steady. The level is down but still back by the honor camp. I don’t think they will ever let any lakes, at least in east county ever fill back up unfortunately.
Why is that?
Dams are made to collect the free water that falls out of the sky. Water Districts want to sell as much of the free water they can over selling the imported water they have to pay for (larger profit margin). Lakes higher up in the watershed will be drained to minimum pool to maximize collection of the free water, Barrett being one of those lakes.
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Re: 2024 Barrett Lake level

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Queue wrote: Tue Feb 06, 2024 10:29 am
meisner wrote: Thu Feb 01, 2024 9:16 am
camobass wrote: Thu Feb 01, 2024 8:15 am They have been releasing water steady. The level is down but still back by the honor camp. I don’t think they will ever let any lakes, at least in east county ever fill back up unfortunately.
Why is that?
Dams are made to collect the free water that falls out of the sky. Water Districts want to sell as much of the free water they can over selling the imported water they have to pay for (larger profit margin). Lakes higher up in the watershed will be drained to minimum pool to maximize collection of the free water, Barrett being one of those lakes.
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Re: 2024 Barrett Lake level

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Was 79% full a month ago, reads 85% now.
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