Can we make it five before the end of the year?
Dozers work, yet again, to breach the Carmel Lagoon sandbar after waves, yet again, brought water dangerously close to the floor level of Lagoon-bottom homes.
Since the rainy season began in October, the county has protected the homes stupidly built on the bottom of the Carmel River Lagoon from flooding (by breaching the sandbar with bulldozers), on average, about once every three weeks. How many immature steelhead (a species listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act) have been killed by these unnaturally sudden lagoon drainings, no one will ever know.
What we do know is that it’s high time for the county to conduct a proper environmental review of what is obviously an ongoing and routine lagoon management program and not a series of unforeseeable “emergency” situations.