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Old 08-17-2017, 10:13 AM
 
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These areas are considered "high" desert?
Yes.
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Old 08-17-2017, 10:16 AM
 
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Jacumba and boulevard are high desert. Ranchita is also pretty high, but Julian and pine valley are at like 4K elevation, they are in the mountains. There are very few places with any population in the desert of SD county, most people live in el centro.
Yes, I read recently that San Diego County is bigger (in square miles) than both Rhode Island and Delaware, and almost as big as the state of Connecticut. But, the majority of the County's population is concentrated in approximately 1/3 of the County (again, in square miles).

To me, that's always been one of the really neat things about living in San Diego County -- you don't have to go far to get away from the crowds.
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Old 08-17-2017, 10:20 AM
 
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I am completely in love with the Anza Borrego Desert, it is that unique...and this comes from someone who was raised in the desert (not there) & hated it. I think I must know every canyon & wash. I've biked it, hiked it, 4WD it, camped it.

The height of stupidity, however, was trying to turn Borrego Springs into a golf resort. A green grass golf course in the desert? Really?
And, the water aqufier - where most of the water in Borrego Springs comes from - is drying up thanks in part to the golf courses.

The situation is dire as Borrego Water Districts aquifer is being rapidly depleted - LA Times
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Old 08-17-2017, 12:47 PM
 
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And, the water aqufier - where most of the water in Borrego Springs comes from - is drying up thanks in part to the golf courses.

The situation is dire as Borrego Water Districts aquifer is being rapidly depleted - LA Times

Yes, I know...that's a reason I was hesitant to buy there.
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Old 08-17-2017, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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Yes, I know...that's a reason I was hesitant to buy there.
would not buy there due to this. they will be out of water at some point in our lifetime and you will be relying on trucking it in. It's not the golf course, it's the agriculture that is overpumping the aquafir. Also, the area is getting dryer and hotter, once upon a time in this century, sheep and cattle could be grazed up in Hellhole canyon and Pinyon wash... no longer
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Old 08-17-2017, 06:15 PM
 
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would not buy there due to this. they will be out of water at some point in our lifetime and you will be relying on trucking it in. It's not the golf course, it's the agriculture that is overpumping the aquafir. Also, the area is getting dryer and hotter, once upon a time in this century, sheep and cattle could be grazed up in Hellhole canyon and Pinyon wash... no longer
I think the other issue will be air pollution. Once the Salton Sea is gone, Borrego Springs is going to be a very dusty place. (You can already see a visible change in the air quality).
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Old 08-17-2017, 10:38 PM
 
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I think the other issue will be air pollution. Once the Salton Sea is gone, Borrego Springs is going to be a very dusty place. (You can already see a visible change in the air quality).


Really? Well, that sucks. We had a family tradition of spending New Years's Eve camping in a finger canyon out there...started doing it to avoid the neighborhood lunatics shooting off fireworks & guns. It was so peaceful...& the air so clear, it was easy to pick out constellations, see lots of shooting stars...loved it.
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Old 08-17-2017, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo - Kensington
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Yes, I read recently that San Diego County is bigger (in square miles) than both Rhode Island and Delaware, and almost as big as the state of Connecticut. But, the majority of the County's population is concentrated in approximately 1/3 of the County (again, in square miles).

To me, that's always been one of the really neat things about living in San Diego County -- you don't have to go far to get away from the crowds.
It's safe to say that San Diego County has one of the most varied topographies in the Country. Not many places have a coastline, mountains, high desert and desert all in one place.
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Old 08-18-2017, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Jurupa Valley, CA 92509
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It's safe to say that San Diego County has one of the most varied topographies in the Country. Not many places have a coastline, mountains, high desert and desert all in one place.
I don't get it. Which exact areas of SD County are "high desert," and which are "low desert?"

I mean, I guess Borrego Springs and Shelter Valley are in the "low desert" area, but which other towns are part of it? Which of those towns are in the "high desert" area of SD County? Would anyone care to give me insight on this?

Come to think of it, I never even knew there was a "high desert" area in SD County. Quite interesting indeed actually. When I think of "high desert," the Victor Valley, Barstow Area, Morongo Basin, and Antelope Valley come to mind first.
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Old 08-18-2017, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo - Kensington
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I don't get it. Which exact areas of SD County are "high desert," and which are "low desert?"

I mean, I guess Borrego Springs and Shelter Valley are in the "low desert" area, but which else? Which of those towns are in the "high desert" area of SD County? Would anyone care to give me insight on this?

Come to think of it, I never even knew there was a "high desert" area in SD County. When I think of "high desert," the Victor Valley, Barstow Area, Morongo Basin, and Antelope Valley come to mind first.
I always thought Campo and Jacumba were sort of high desert. Elevations of both are 2800' and 3200', not would I would call mountains or the desert floor. Low desert is Ocotillo Wells at 163'.
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