Monday, February 6, 2017

San Clemente Dam reroute blasted a gorgeous ridgeline in half & destroyed acres of oak woodland

Instead of implementing a plan for the safe and controlled release of sediment to feed downstream riparian zones, wetlands and the nearshore environment, this plan capped the accumulated reservoir sediment in place and rerouted the creek around it.
The reroute blasted a gorgeous ridgeline in half, destroyed acres of oak woodland, and eliminated a long reach of the sediment-buried Carmel River. This shortened the overall length of the river and bombarded the lower reach of the smaller, adjacent San Clemente Creek tributary with the full force of the Carmel River mainstem.

From: damnation
Picture from San Clemente Dam Removal

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