Upper Otay Reservoir

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Upper Otay Reservoir
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Upper Otay Reservoir, view from the north
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Upper Otay Reservoir
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Upper Otay Reservoir
Location San Diego County, California
Coordinates 32°39′07″N116°56′06″W / 32.652°N 116.935°W / 32.652; -116.935 Coordinates: 32°39′07″N116°56′06″W / 32.652°N 116.935°W / 32.652; -116.935
Type Reservoir
Basin  countriesUnited States
Surface elevation522 feet (159 m) [1]

Upper Otay Reservoir, also called Upper Otay Lake, is a 20-acre artificial lake in San Diego County, California. It was created in 1959 as a hatchery for the propagation and introduction of Florida Largemouth bass. The reservoir has been open to the public since 1996. [2] In addition to fishing, the site was popular among waterfowl hunters until it was closed to hunting in 2002.

In 2014, the City of San Diego Public Utilities Department, together with the non-profit group Rivers Partners, began restoring the reservoir. The $1.2 million project focused on approximately 100 acres, including five small streams that make up the reservoir's watershed. [3]

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  2. "Upper Otay Reservoir". The City of San Diego. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  3. Zieralski, Ed (7 January 2015). "Upper Otay project continues". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 22 July 2020.