November 21, 2017
Local dams get updated safety ratings
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – An updated review of California’s 1,249 dams found three in Riverside County that are below satisfactory condition.

The Lake Perris Dam was rated in only ‘fair’ condition with an ‘extremely high’ downstream hazard. The dam forms Lake Perris, the southern terminus of the State Water Project. It was built in 1973 but concerns over its seismic safety arose several years later. The lake’s level was lowered before work began two years ago on a reinforcement project.

The California Division of Safety of Dams also found the Lee Lake Dam, owned by the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District, in poor condition. The downstream hazard was said to be ‘significant’. The earthfill dam was built in 1893.

The Vail Lake Dam owned by the Rancho California Water District was given a ‘fair’ rating.

In San Bernardino County, the Lake Gregory and Glen Martin dams also received ‘fair’ ratings.
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