Elkhorn Slough gets 'speed bump' sill...

Elkhorn Slough gets 'speed bump' sill to help slow erosion

There are 7 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Nov 14, 2010, titled Elkhorn Slough gets 'speed bump' sill to help slow erosion. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

Construction started Friday on a project aimed to help save Moss Landing's drowning wetlands.

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Hereford, AZ

#1 Nov 14, 2010
Construction, estimated to cost $6 million, is expected to be finished by mid-February. Federal stimulus money is providing the bulk of the funding.

Free money!

Novato, CA

#2 Nov 14, 2010

Salinas, CA

#4 Nov 14, 2010
Wait until the Pajaro River floods, and then it won't be such a good idea.

Watsonville, CA

#5 Nov 14, 2010
Idiocy!! The "Sill" needs to be located at the mouth of the Slough. Another example of the waste of taxpayer resources by bureaucrats trying to justify their existence. Sam Farr I voted yet again for you. Why did this not register on your radar screen as a good project IN THE WRONG LOCATION ?!?

Eventually, it will dawn on the powers that be, that this "sill" or a weir must be constructed at the MOUTH of the estuary. These millions will then have been totally wasted. Our (Your,Sam!) own bridge to nowhere!

Watsonville, CA

#6 Nov 14, 2010
Why aren't they building a "Sill" under the bridge at Moss Landing
to protect the whole Estuary?

If I recall - the Estuary had no direct connection to the ocean prior to World War 2.

Watsonville, CA

#7 Nov 14, 2010
Where can I obtain an enviormental impact study for this project?

Santa Cruz, CA

#8 Nov 14, 2010
"Water now flows through the slough 200 to 300 percent faster than its natural rate"

No, it's natural for this feature to evolve and change. And people will only screw it up.

Also, bring back the Leopard Shark Tournament!!! I want to eat some!

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