Friday, June 21, 2013

The San Clemente Dam is Being Removed

The San Clemente Dam is being removed. It will be the largest dam removal project in California history. 
Californians applaud the long-awaited removal of the 106-foot tall San Clemente Dam, which has blocked the Carmel River  in Monterey County for 92 years.
The $83 million project, which will take three or four years to complete,will divert the entire river around 2.5 million cubic yards of sediment that have accumulated behind the dam, giving steelhead trout easy access to 25 miles of upstream spawning habitat for the first time since the dam was built in 1921.


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