On a divisive dam, a snippy bit of graffiti

Mel Melcon, Los Angeles Times / September 19, 2011

A picture says a thousand words.  In this case, tens of thousands of words. 

"Tear the thing down already."

This is a dam that should be removed. 

Built in 1947, the 200-foot Matilija Dam, near Ojai, California, was flawed from the onset; depriving beaches 17 miles downstream of the sand they need to replenish themselves and a huge obstacle for steelhead trout, an endangered species.

Environmentalists, fishermen, surfers and officials from every level of government have called for demolishing the obsolete structure. 

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