DAMS OUT – Matilija Dam

Matilija Dam located on the Ventura River watershed is listed as one of the Top 5 California dams to remove in our latest report. Originally designed for water storage and flood control, Matilija has filled with sediment over the years reducing water storage and rendering the dam obsolete.

Removing Matilija Dam will reconnect access to critical spawning and rearing habitat for the endangered Southern California steelhead.

 

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