River Reclaims its Natural Course Earlier than ScheduledPosted January 14, 2006 by Robyn Suddeth
The Auburn Dam has been the subject of heated debate for too many years. Now, with the river scheduled to be re-routed back to its natural course within the next couple years and the diversion tunnel set to be re-filled, proponents of the dam still won’t give up.
In a surge of protest and in the spirit of self-preservation, the river took matters into its own hands last week as it spilled over the coffer dam built to divert its waters towards the tunnel and away from the Auburn Dam site, reclaiming its natural course all on its own. The above picture was provided by Protect American River Canyons, a grassroots educational group dedicated to preserving the North and Middle Forks of the American River.
For more complete coverage on the event, go to http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2006/01/04/news/