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Project: The City of Escondido - Lake Wohlford Dam Replacement Project

Description: The Project will construct an earth-core rockfill dam to replace the existing 114-year old Lake Wohlford Dam. Replacing the dam will allow the City of Escondido to increase water levels within the lake to its design capacity of 6,500 AF. In addition to addressing flood risks, this project would provide water supply, water quality, and recreational benefits associated with Lake Wohlford.

Reference Number: 3860-P1E-349

Implemented By: City of Escondido

Objective: Manage stormwater runoff to reduce flood damage and where feasible, provide other benefits, including groundwater recharge, water quality improvement, and ecosystem restoration.

Type: Infrastructure Improvement, Water Management

Total Cost: $51,260,000.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 6/30/2028    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: San Diego

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Federal Contribution4/26/2018$10,217,400.00
Local Contribution2/3/2012$26,142,600.00
Prop. 1E, Stormwater/Flood Management12/21/2011$14,900,000.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Infrastructure ImprovementDam Modification  
Water ManagementStormwater Flood / Capture  


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