Removing Matilija Dam:
About the Matilija Coalition:
Arundo (Giant Reed) management
Description: The habitat assessment (HEP) analysis predicted that without management the non-native Arundo donax, or giant reed, would invade the floodplain, forcing out native habitat and wasting the valuable water supply.
Issues: Comunity concerns regarding the large quantities of herbicide (glyphosate) that have been used to remove the mass of plants.
References: see the arundo management plan at www.matilijadam.org
before & after
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