San Clemente Dam Removal Update – 2015
This is the final video in this series documenting the final phase of the San Clemente Dam removal project. This video gives an overview of the dam’s history and includes clips from many of the folks who played key roles in making this a successful project. There’s also some time-lapse footage of the dam removal and the river restoration work.
San Clemente Dam Removal Update – 2014
This video is a look back at the work completed in the second year of the three year implementation of the San Clemente Dam and Carmel River Reroute Project
San Clemente Dam — Before the Project Began
The San Clemente Dam on the Carmel River
Monterey County Herald, 2013. San Clemente Dam after reservoir draw down.
The San Clemente Dam on the Carmel River – 2
Monterey County Herald, 2013. Area upstream of dam before project excavation.
San Clemente Draw Down
2 minute time-lapse video of the San Clemente Dam Reservoir being drawn down by 10 feet in 2012. For several years prior to the dam removal project, the reservoir was drawn down 10 feet every summer to reduce the potential impacts should the dam fail during the summer months. In order to construct the dam removal project, the reservoir must be completely emptied in 2014 and 2015.
San Clemente Dam: 2011 Spillway Flows
Video showing water spilling over San Clemente Dam and moderately high flows.