Notching May Be Answer To Matilija Dam Silt

By Chris T. Wilson

The vast majority of the Matilija Dam still stands, shouldering its payload of water and silt. But a recent gathering of officials, concerned with the prospect of tearing down the defunct structure, are shedding new light on what is to be the next best step. The team of officials — dubbed the Technical Advisory Committee — met Jan. 12 and 13 and included officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association Fisheries, Department of Fish and Game, Army Corps of Engineers, National Fish and Wildlife Service, University of California

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