These are the current projects of California American Water in Monterey County. Each of these projects is used as a heading for several lessons and will be used as a case study for the larger topic.
- The Carmel River Reroute and San Clemente Dam Project is the largest dam removal project ever to occur in California and one of the largest to occur on the West Coast. This groundbreaking project sets precedence for other dam removal and river restoration projects in California and nationwide. When complete, the project will remove the 106 foot high antiquated dam and implement a watershed restoration process that will bring the Carmel River back to life. Follow this link to a video on the exciting effort to restore a river: SanClementeDamRemoval.org
- The proposed Monterey Desalination Plant is designed to provide over 6 million gallons of potable water each day for the Monterey Peninsula. The Aquifer Storage and Recovery Project and the Groundwater Replenishment Project will enhance the availability and reliability of ground water resources. Follow this link to a video about these three projects and how they are connected to the effort to restore the Carmel River: WaterSupplyProject.org