Silt Woes Continue To Plague Matilija Dam

By Chris T. Wilson

Figuring out what to do with roughly 2 million cubic yards of fine silt deposits resting behind the obsolete Matilija Dam is likely one of the largest and final challenges facing those who want to remove the defunct dam and restore the natural flow of the Ventura River. This past November a work group convened to find and develop solutions for managing the fine sediment and to produce a report on their findings. That report, now complete in draft form and in its final editing stages will be central to discussions that take place when the

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