Friday, October 31, 2014

The Carmel River is flowing through a pipe

'"...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

Thursday, October 30, 2014

California Red-Legged Frog: Rana draytonii

"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

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cal Am has never had a silt management plan for San Clemente Dam nor the Los Padres Dam

"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

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Chinese Dam

Cal Am settlement money will allow water managers to finally remove the obsolete Chinese Dam on the Carmel River.
 From: MC Weekly