Cachagua Residents Sue Over Dam Project Route
October 24, 2012
Several Cachagua residents are suing the state Department of Water Resources over a construction traffic route through their neighborhood.
California American Water is ready to begin the $83 million, four-year process of removing the San Clemente Dam and re-routing a section of the Carmel River. The project will require lots of heavy machinery travel to and from the dam site, and Cal Am's planned route for those trucks is along the steep and curvy Cachagua Road deep in Carmel Valley.
In the complaint filed Oct. 22, Cachagua residents Richard Crane, Ben and Cate Barrera and Jerald King claim they were improperly noticed about the traffic route decision that would impact their property, and in some cases even cause it to be condemned. The lawsuit challenges the traffic route decision.