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Miramar Reservoir, San Diego

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4/5 based on 25 reviews on the web
Miramar Reservoir is a reservoir located in the Scripps Miramar Ranch community of San Diego, California. Owned, operated and maintained by the City of San Diego, the reservoir was completed in 1960 as part of the second San Diego Aqueduct project. Water flowing south to the reservoir originates from both the Colorado River Aqueduct and the California Aqueduct, brought into San Diego by the San Diego County Water Authority.The Miramar Reservoir is also a popular recreation site known as Lake Miramar or Miramar Lake to local residents. Activities include boating, fishing, picnicking, and the use of an over 5 mile long trail wrapping around the lake. The stretch of the trail over the dam was fenced off for security reasons after the September 11, 2001 attacks, and reopened in 2007. This scenic stretch provides panoramic views of Mira Mesa, Miramar, University City, and other northern San Diego communities.Miramar Water Treatment PlantThe Miramar Water Treatment Plant began operation in 1962. Approximately 500,000 customers in the northern section of the City are served by the Miramar Reservoir. An upgrade and expansion project to the Miramar Water Treatment Plant began in summer 1998 with construction starting in May 2001. The project was completed in 2011. The project includes chlorine and ozone disinfection facilities.
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  • I live close to the lake, so I try to take my dog down for a long walk most days. You have the choice of walking on the sandy path or on the paved path, on hot days the paved path can get very hot, an...  read more »
  • I used to go to the Lake Miramar Reservoir to either walk or inline skate.. Being in San Diego for business, I chose to visit this place again after years that I had not been there. It is quite scenic...  read more »
  • We went here because someone recommended it to us, but it was not what I expected. We started walking in the afternoon and came back when it was dark. The paved trail is very long and I do not recomme...  read more »
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