Friday, October 31, 2014
'"...The Carmel River is flowing through a pipe around the construction site. When crews clear out for the winter rains, they'll set the river loose along its new path. Next year comes the fun part: taking down the San Clemente Dam."
From: The Monterey County Weekly
Picture from: San Clemente Rancho
Posted by j at 2:17 PM
Thursday, October 30, 2014
"The dam removal will also restore the natural movement of sediment downstream toward the sea, replenish sand on Carmel Beach, and improve habitat for the California Red-Legged frog, the largest native frog in the western United States"
From National Geographic
Picture from flickr
Posted by j at 11:13 AM
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
"Cal Am purchased both dams and all other water facility assets in 1966. Any responsible water agency will have either a silt management plan to extend dam usefulness, or a plan for supply replacement. Cal Am has never had a silt management plan for San Clemente Dam, and does not have such a plan for Los Padres Dam."
"Based on Cal Am's own numbers, the average bill for residents will at least double in 2018. Cal Am profits will rise from a current $13.8 million per year to $40 million in 2018. All the profits are going straight to Cal Am corporate headquarters in New Jersey."
From the Great Dam Robbery
Posted by j at 11:35 AM