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Statement of Purpose


Removing Matilija Dam:

Final Design:

Feasibility Study:

Early Progress:

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Demonstration Project

In October 2000, Ventura County Flood Control department initiated a dam demolition demonstration project.

The Demonstration Project's objectives are to:

  • Test the effectiveness of three concrete cutting techniques to break up the dam into manageable pieces;

  • Review the ability of different cranes to accomplish concrete block removal within a confined work area;

  • Determine costs for each method; and

  • Evaluate the environmental impacts for each method.

Demonstration Project

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