Chula Vista, CA -- Sweetwater Authority (Authority) will conduct a controlled release of water from Loveland Reservoir into the Sweetwater River channel starting Tuesday, January 24, 2012. The release will transfer water from the Loveland Reservoir to the Sweetwater Reservoir for use by the Authority’s customers.
The transfer will last approximately three to four weeks. The release will be monitored and modified if necessary, depending on weather conditions.
This type of transfer is conducted periodically, dependent on a variety of conditions and is coordinated with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Recent rains have provided favorable conditions for the release. A similar release was last conducted in January 2010.
Currently, Loveland Reservoir is 100 percent full, while Sweetwater Reservoir’s capacity stands at about 53 percent. Daily lake levels are available at www.sweetwater.org.
Sweetwater Authority provides safe, reliable water service to approximately 184,000 residents of Chula Vista, National City and Bonita.