Last Years Sandbar Breach Results….
November 25, 2010
Dozens of dead Steelhead, trout, sculpin, flounder, eel, and dungeness crabs line the shorelines of the Pescadero/Butano Marsh.
—— Scenes like the one you are about to witness have been occurring since 1995, many on a much larger scale. ——
(15 years) “Somebody, somewhere, somehow needs to step up, take responsibility and fix this.“
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These images were taken a few days before full breach. They capture a very high tide pushing water over the sandbar and into the lagoon. (A good indication that a breach is about to occur.)
The day of the breach – November 24, 2010.
A full lagoon and a drained lagoon. Same vantage point – day of breach – day after breach.
Water conditions were poor. In many areas, shorelines and stream waters were covered with an oily sheen.
Dozens of dead steelhead and trout, a majority of the dead fish were found along the northern side of the main Butano Creek Channel above the steel bridge.
Starry Flounder – learn about Starry Flounder here.
Dungeness Crabs – learn about Dungeness Crabs here.
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