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San Vicente Dam & Granite Quarry Photographic Tour

Lakeside, San Diego County, California

The following photographs were taken in late May 2012 by Peggy B. Perazzo.  This is one of the stops on the San Diego County granite quarry tour that Jeff McGreevy took my husband Pat and me on that covered the Santee/Lakeside/Grossmont, et al. areas. Jeff is a member of the Santee Historical Society and the San Diego Gem and Mineral Society. (You can reach Jeff via his email located above if you’d like to contact him directly.) 

According to Jeff, the granite from the quarry shown in the photos below and on the San Vicente Dam Quarry Photographic tour, was used in the construction of the San Vicente Dam.  You can read more about the construction of the San Vicente Dam and view some photographs in the “San Vicente Dam” section of Wikipedia.

According to the San Vicente Dam Raise web site, work is under way to raise the San Vicente Dam 117 feet.  A web cam system is available on their web site at which “Two cameras offer different views of construction activities, enabling viewers to see weeks of dam raise work compressed into a brief time-lapse video.”  During the construction, public tours will be offered, although, “Tour participants must be 18 years of age or older and will be required to follow site safety and security procedures.”

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Photographs of the Granite Quarry adjacent to San Vicente Dam
(from left photo & above)

San Vicente Dam in the distance on the right

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Looking down the road going alongside the granite quarry going to San Vicente Dam

Pat and Jeff McGreevy looking at the San Vicente Quarry
and Dam Area

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Photographs of the Granite Quarry adjacent to San Vicente Dam

 

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Views of rocky hills near the San Vicente Dam and Quarry Area

 

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