Removing Matilija Dam:
About the Matilija Coalition:
On October 12, 2000, the Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt came to Matilija Dam for the Demolition Demonstration Project.
The demonstration consisted of the removal of a block of concrete, cut from the upper spillway of the dam.
Large cranes lifted the block and placed it on the back side of the dam.
The October 12 event at the dam site was planned and coordinated by a dedicated and enthusiastic group of Ventura County employees as well as representatives from the Matilija Coalition nongovernmental organization.
This event marks a major step
toward the eventual removal of Matilija Dam.
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