San Vicente Reservoir is a reservoir created by the San Vicente Dam in the Cleveland National Forest of San Diego County, California, approximately 7 km north of Lakeside off of California State Route 67 in the Laguna Mountains. The reservoir is formed by impounding the waters of San Vicente Creek, and the Colorado River via the First San Diego Aqueduct branch of the Colorado River Aqueduct from Lake Havasu.  It currently has a depth of 190 feet when full.

The San Diego County Water Authority is overseeing the construction of the San Vicente Dam Raise Project, which began in early 2009 and will take about four years. Refilling the reservoir after construction will take another two to five years. The San Vicente Dam Raise Project is part of the Water Authority's more than $1 billion Emergency Storage Project, which is creating new emergency water storage and pipeline connections to deliver water throughout the region if our imported water supply is disrupted. When complete the reservoir will be able to store an additional 152,000 acre-feet of water supply.

The reservoir is scheduled to reopen to public recreation sometime between 2014 and 2017, once the water level reaches the new boat launch ramp.  As part of the San Vicente Dam Raise Project, the San Diego County Water Authority will also construct a new marina for the reservoir. The new marina will reduce boat launching wait times, provide picnic and shade areas, and increase the parking spaces and areas for boat preparation.

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