The San Diego River
How did we end up here? Moving the river. soundcloud.com Matthew Schiss, marketing director for the San Diego History Center, talks about how the river has moved from its original outlet in the San Diego Bay, to the Pacific Ocean near mission bay. Music: "S
The San Diego River's jetty cats youtu.be The San Diego River empties out into the Pacific Ocean in Ocean Beach. On one side of the river's mouth is the Dog Beach; on the other side live countless fe...
Only 25 percent of the San Diego River's span within the City of San Diego is owned by the city. That includes the area around Qualcomm Stadium, along with Mission Bay and Mission Trails. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. upload.wikimedia.org
River water quality in Santee youtu.be The City of Santee is the first developed city the San Diego River crosses. It's a sample of the kind of pollution the river collects on its way to the Pacif...
The First San Diego River Improvement Project youtu.be Dr. Howard Chang, San Diego State University professor emeritus of hydraulic engineering and a special consultant for the First San Diego River Improvement P...
That time the San Diego City Council hired someone to pray for rain ... and got a flood. youtu.be Dr. Howard Chang, San Diego State University professor emeritus of hydraulic engineering and a special consultant for the First San Diego River Improvement P...
The El Capitan Dam and Reservoir was completed in 1935. This dam, along with the San Vicente Dam and Reservoir, has been key to creating more water stability for the region, and by diverting water it has reduced the total size potential for a 100 year flood.
San Diego County is planning to build a series of trails alongside the river in Lakeside. This is the first town the river crosses on its way to the Pacific Ocean.
The First San Diego River Improvement Project was an award-winning public-private partnership to prevent the almost yearly flooding that brought the Mission Valley area to a halt during the 1980s and 1990s. It depended on widening and deepening the water channel, while rehabilitating the natural habitat of the river. For more, click on the video below.
Kevin Mallory, principal planner of Santee's Department of Development Services, talks about the history of sand minding in the region. soundcloud.com Sand mining was a carried out in Santee's stretch of the San Diego River. Kevin Mallory, principal planner in the City of Santee's Department of Development Services talks about companies' efforts to

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