The Carmel River News Blog gathers any and all data concerning Carmel River, CA from any and all sources. No claims to veracity are made. All pictures and quotes are owned by their source websites. This site only scratches the surface of the ancient history of Carmel Valley.
In 1773 Father Serra writes toAntonio Maria de Bucareli y Ursua:
“ In the midst of all their troubles the Fathers sowed during the first year a piece of ground in wheat; it sprouted and grew very well. But, unfortunately for want of property knowledge of the territory, they had sown it in low land and then the floods came and wiped it out and it was a total loss."
coastal California Steelhead (such as those in the Carmel and Big Sur
Rivers) are federally listed as Threatened under the Endangered Species
Act. Stocks situated in rivers farther south are listed as endangered."
From: Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
"Cal Am won’t meet the current Dec. 16, 2016, deadline for
cutting Carmel River water use by about two-thirds to legal limits, so
local officials have submitted a series of proposals aimed at relaxing
The most recent proposals promise to cut back Carmel River
water use by 1,000 acre-feet per year. The proposal calls for Cal Am’s desalinization
plant to be operational by the end of 2020."