Construction of a new marina at San Diego’s most used recreational reservoir, San Vicente. The Marina is the fourth phase of five projects at the reservoir and is part of the San Diego County Water Authority’s Emergency Storage Project.
The project included roughly 650,000 CY of excavation/fill, lining the entire marina with approximately 60,000 tons of rip rap, 2,200 LF of 48” RCPP, construction of a 114 foot wide by 900-foot long boat ramp, new concession, comfort, & office buildings, two small pump stations, and a new parking lot with landscaped medians.
As part of the San Diego County Water Authority’s (SDCWA) emergency Storage Project, Pulice served as the contractor for the San Vicente Marina Facility (SVMF), a key element of the Project, which included the construction of a new marina and pipeline at San Diego’s most used recreational reservoir. The Project is a regional system of three dams/reservoirs, interconnected with pipelines and pumping stations designed to create a local storage reserve of water for the region in case of disruption of imported water deliveries from the First or Second Aqueducts, or both. The three E&CSP reservoirs, including the San Vicente Dam, add 196,000 acre-feet of new water storage capacity for use by the SDCWA.
Contribution to the Community
The San Vicente Reservoir was originally constructed and open to both fishing and recreational boating in 1943. For many years, the San Vicente Reservoir provided superior local water activities to all of San Diego County community. Unfortunately this access was lost on September 2, 2008. For over eight years, many significant upgrades, including the dam raise and other modernization efforts were implemented in the efforts to provide all of San Diego County with a long-term secure water source and a state-of-the-art marina facility. On September 21, 2016, the new SVMF was reopened to the San Diego community, and recreational use is now abundant, from avid boaters and anglers to local residents.