CalTrout, along with American Rivers and Beyond Searsville Dam coalition have worked for years to encourage Stanford University to properly assess Searsville Dam. Fortunately, Stanford University has developed a stakeholder process to assess alternatives for Searsville Dam, including possible removal.
We are advocating for Stanford to address the impacts of the dam on steelhead trout and to identify what would be needed to bring the dam into compliance. We are hopeful that at the conclusion of the stakeholder process a plan for Searsville will emerge that includes removing the dam. With San Francisquito Creek ranking #5 on America’s Most Endangered Rivers 2014 list, it’s time for solutions.
Read more about the issue in today’s SFGate.