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Workers repairing a 104-12 months-outdated dam in San Diego identified extra challenges that will need to be fixed, probably delaying completion of the undertaking for numerous months, city officials said.
Perform on Hodges Reservoir Dam began previous May possibly soon after inspections discovered places that required to be repaired and sealed.
The h2o level of the reservoir was lowered 18 feet to make it possible for employees to obtain the dam and that’s when “added problems” ended up discovered, according to a city news release on Monday.
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Officers did not depth what the issue places are, but said the challenge would very likely carry on into spring 2023.
“While this is a setback for the undertaking timetable, it is essential that we do the finest work doable to be certain that Hodges Dam stays safe and sound,” claimed Juan Guerreiro, director of the city’s community utilities department. “The additional do the job on the repairs will be worth the supplemental time it will take.”
Due to the fact the h2o degree was reduced, the reservoir north of downtown San Diego has been shut for boating and fishing. The surrounding San Dieguito River Park trails remain open.
San Diego is undergoing an assessment of all its dams at 8 city reservoirs for achievable rehabilitation or substitute.
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The town-owned Hodges Reservoir holds water for consuming and is a preferred recreation location. The reservoir was created when the dam was built on San Dieguito Creek in 1918.