Reconnecting Landscapes: Removal of San Clemente Dam on the Carmel River

Fisheries Ecology Division,

KQED Science reports on SWFSC Fisheries Ecology Division research that is examining the response of the Carmel River and ESA-listed steelhead to the removal of San Clemente Dam, the largest dam to be removed to date in California. The removal of the dam in 2015 has restored both the physical and biological connections across the landscape and recent rain events and high flows are quickly reshaping the stream channel and restoring habitat for steelhead.

With Dam Gone, California River Comes Back to Life (The previous link is a link to Non-Federal government web site. Click to review NOAA Fisheries disclaimer.)
KQED Science (February 6, 2017)

Contact: SWFSC Fisheries Ecology Division, Landscape Ecology Team

(February 10, 2017)

Former site of San Clemente Dam, Carmel River, January 2017

Looking upstream from the former dam site in January 2017, following the first high flows since the removal of San Clemente Dam in August 2015

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