The valley, family, friends and National Forest depends on this not being implemented. This would deviate National Forest land, animal habitat and breeding grounds and it would make Ortega more congested adding Semi Trucks at peak hours. Being extremely close to earthquake fault lines, the failing of this Dam would devastate west of Decker Canyon and beyond the candy store area if any problems occur to the Dam, the water would flow right out of the a curves west of the candy store and down Ortega Highway (without warning). The families, homes, livestock, pets and commuters would be killed...this is all an act of greed for a big company profit.
It would cost more money and electricity to pump out the water from our lake (dropping property values for many) up over 2300ft into decker canyon reservoir (which they have to build as well), then it would not even generate equivalent amount of electricity it was needing to get it up the mountain then selling it back to San Diego at a higher rate not even to the elsinore valley which is directly impacted by this absurd project.
There is about 60 of these hydro plants in the Nation, there's only 4 that are next to an physical water source and this one would be the only one around a populous area. So why here.
They State that they are buying water to replenish the lake, why don't they purchase water and go out out in their own backyard, or eastern San Diego County... There's plenty of dead space there.
Oh and I should not fail to mention... The people that were behind Enron are behind this!!!
This is a ridiculous proposal with no positive outcome for the valley.
S. Rosenberg | Lake Elsinore