Sediment is dynamic and dramatically differs from place to place. Studying the natural flow of sediment in rivers and deltas, we can begin to understand how the movement of sediment can be "choreographed" to achieve ecological goals
Scientists believe steelhead are more likely to survive climate change without the dam. Creek water temperatures will increase along with air temperature, possibly exceeding the steelhead's tolerance range.
Our deltas are literally sinking, shrinking and in grave a peril, and some may not survive in the coming years. This will impact millions of people, major food producing regions as well as valuable ecosystems.
There was a time when the Carmel River was known as one of the most vital steelhead trout runs in California. But since the San Clemente Dam was built on the river in 1921, the river has rapidly eroded.