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Statement of Purpose


Removing Matilija Dam:

Final Design:

Feasibility Study:

Early Progress:

Background Information:

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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

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