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Silt Wars

By Daryl Kelley

The Casitas Municipal Water District refused Wednesday to endorse in concept disposal of 2.1 million cubic yards of silt behind obsolete Matilija Dam to a storage area above the dam, an alternative favored by county and federal agencies. Casitas directors, on a 3-2 vote, refused to grant conceptual approval to an alternative proponent recommended to rescue the troubled $155-million dam demolition project by moving it along more quickly and for much less money. Two other silt-removal alternatives had turned out to be either more

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