The Carmel River Reroute & San Clemente Dam Removal (CRRDR) Project is the culmination of a long-term effort to resolve the public safety issues associated with the existing San Clemente Dam, while improving access for steelhead to upstream spawning and rearing habitat, sediment transport to the lower river and Carmel River beach, and ecological continuity of aquatic and riparian habitats through the project reach.
In Cannery Row, John Steinbeck wrote, “The Carmel is a lovely little river. It isn’t very long but in its course it has every thing a river should have.”
News or Project Updates
- Podcast on the San Clemente Dam Removal Project
- View or download the San Clemente Dam Seismic Safety Project — Final Supplement to the EIR No. 2 (Old Carmel River Dam) August 2012
- View or download the Final Supplemental EIR No. 1 on the DWR website.