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San Clemente Dam removal project begins

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Image of San Clemente Dam. San Clemente Dam Removal Project

Up north in the Carmel Valley an $84-million project to remove the San Clemente Dam is set to begin today. Built in 1921, the Dam that was designed to quench the thirst of the Monterey Penisula has grown old -- and potentially dangerous.

Inspectors have determined the Dam won't survive a major earthquake and could come crumbling down. For more on this we turn to Paul Rogers, environmental reporter for the San Jose Mercury News.

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