Mayor Kevin Faulconer said the city of San Diego is set to reopen three of its reservoirs for public recreation, following its closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Mayor added that the Miramar and Murray reservoirs opening Friday, followed by the Lower Otay Reservoir on Saturday, according to a CBS8 report.

“As we continue to reopen safely and responsibly, we’re looking to expand recreational opportunities for San Diegans eager to stretch their legs or take their boat out on the lake,” said Mayor Faulconer.

“We’ve reopened neighborhood parks and beaches, and San Diegans continue to stay classy. Now we’re going to take the next step by opening reservoirs for fishing, boating, and exercise with new protocols in place to keep everyone safe,” he added.

When it reopened the public may do activities like walking, jogging, cycling, fishing and boating during regular business hours

Regular fishing and boating fees will apply.

Under the new protocols, the restrooms will be cleaned every two hours; parking lot capacity will be reduced by 50% to maintain physical distancing; and, compliance with public health orders, including facial coverings and physical distancing.

Note that it will be monitored with an “education-first” focus.

Four other City reservoirs, which included El Capitan, Hodges, San Vicente, and Upper Otay, are being evaluated for potential reopening at a future date.

Barrett and Sutherland reservoirs are slated to remain closed all year, said the report.


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