There has been a battle for the removal of this dam for a long time. The dam was built to supply water to San Francisco, but the water was foul tasting. Other articles have stated that Stanford bought it to water their golf course. Now it is 90 % full of silt. Some people have photos of steelhead at the bottom of the dam where they can’t reach spawning grounds. What to do with all this silt? Read the comments for fun. On the Elwah Dam removal they let the silt run out into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. But the Elwah Dam removal is another story you can google "Elwah Dam Removal" to read that story.

Moldy Chum   Saturday, April 4, 2015 At 12:00Am


searsville dam

The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board has sent Stanford University a letter saying the agency supports "alternatives that focus on dam removal" as the university moves toward a decision on what to do with Searsville Dam and its reservoir.

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