Monday, December 15, 2014

The Carmel River has just begun flowing

The Carmel River has just begun flowing after the recent rains. The entire river has been diverted into a man-made river bed flowing through a giant raw notch cut out of a mountain.
The channeling of the Carmel last week into a carefully engineered river bed was designed to bypass the tons of sludge behind the 106-foot-tall San Clemente Dam, which has blocked the river for 94 years.
The 3-year-project, which began last year, required workers with the Granite Construction Company to dynamite a mountain and dig out a million cubic yards of dirt.

From: San Francisco Chronicle 
Picture from: San Clemente Rancho

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