Posted by: Sandy Steinman | July 11, 2013

Benefits Of Removing San Clemente Dam

Thanks to Spencer Westbrook for alerting me to this story.

The Nature Conservancy reported on the benefits of removing the San Clemente Dam and rerouting of the Carmel River. These include

  • 1,500 homes no longer in danger of a potential dam collapse.
  • 25 miles of essential spawning and rearing habitat for our threatened south-central California coast steelhead.
  • 900+ acres of protected coastal watershed lands connecting 5,400 acres of regional parks.

Hopefully, this dam revmove will lead to additional dam removals and river habitat restorations. Read the full story at:  Dam That’s a Good Idea.

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