Welcome to the San Clemente Dam Removal & Carmel River Reroute Project Website

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.

Construction of the project began in July 2013 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2015. Habitat restoration efforts will continue for several years after completion of the construction activities.

Click here to view the project site live.

Watch an introductory video about the project, click below.