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Sweetwater Authority Captures More Than 1 Billion Gallons of Rain From Recent Storms

The rain in December and January is still paying off for 200,000 South Bay residents.

The Sweetwater Authority, which provides water to customers in Western Chula Vista, Bonita, and National City, just opened a massive valve in the Loveland Dam Thursday to send water to the Sweetwater Reservoir for the second time in two months.

‘Pennies From Heaven’ Could Save Sweetwater Water Authority Customers Millions

They looked down at the water blasting through the Loveland Dam and called it “Pennies from Heaven.”

Sweetwater Water Authority engineers opened a valve at the base of the dam shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday.