Tidal Basin Opening | Lagoon Restoration Dedication
Fairgrounds and the Wetlands | River Valley Views
River Valley Plants | Underwater Life | River Mouth
Grand Avenue Bridge | Sikes Farmstead
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Opening of the Tidal Basin

At noon on January 23rd, 2008 the tidal basin, a major component of the San
Dieguito Lagoon restoration, was opened to the sea.

The opening, close up.  Photo © Jacqueline Winterer


A little later - note inflow of colored water.  Photo © Stu Smith


Break through & south end of tidal basin.  Photo © Bill Farrell


North End of Tidal Basin.  Photo © Bill Farrell


More water inflow.   Photo © Stu Smith


Note the San Dieguito River emerging from under I-5 bridge
in upper left.  Photo © Stu Smith


Lagoon Panorama.  Photo © Stu Smith