Matilija reservoir drained

web Paul Jenkin Matilija Coalition July 2web Paul Jenkin Matilija Coalition July 12
Photo courtesy Paul Jenkin, Matilija Coalition
BEFORE AND AFTER: Photos taken July 2 and 12 of the drained Matilija reservoir reveal the evolution of the channel cut by flows through sedimentation from the Thomas Fire.

Perry Van Houten, Ojai Valley News senior reporter
On July 1, workers opened a 12-inch valve at Matilija Dam, releasing flows downstream and slowly draining the reservoir.

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