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Title
The Big Five: Dam Removal Planning in the California Coast Ranges
Creator
Clare O'Reilly
Date Created and/or Issued
5/11/10
Contributing Institution
UC Riverside, Library, Water Resources Collections and Archives
Collection
Clearinghouse for Dam Removal Information (CDRI)
Rights Information
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Description
Scope/Content: Abstract: Dam removal is an increasingly common phenomenon throughout the United States, especially in California where reservoirs are rendered obsolete by infilling with sediment from high yield catchments. This condition is found in the California Coast Ranges, where the Mediterranean climate and active faults contribute to reservoir infilling. This thesis examines five case studies of dams in the California Coast Ranges, which are being considered for removal because they impound infilled reservoirs and prevent threatened steelhead from accessing potential upstream spawning habitat. The objective is to discern lessons about the dam removal planning process for application to future dam removals. Case study analysis focuses on actors involved, the process followed, and an evaluation of risks associated with the proposed removal strategy. A set of recommendations is provided for consideration in development of dam removal planning policies.
Scope/Content: Author affiliation: UC Berkeley Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning
Type
text
Identifier
ark:/86086/n2mw2gv8
964
Subject
Alternative analysis
Legal and policy
Dams
Dam retirement
Place
Carmel River, CA
Malibu Creek, CA
San Francisquito Creek, CA
Upper York Creek, CA
Ventura River, CA
Matilija Dam
Rindge Dam
San Clemente Dam
Searsville Dam
Upper York Creek Dam

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