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Will the levee ever be replaced?

After another breach of the Pájaro River, neighbors wonder if the necessary repairs will ever take place.

Submitted photo: Watsonville resident outside home after New Year's atmospheric storm.

By Olga Rosales Salinas, originally published by Voices of Monterey Bay

The news that the Pájaro River overflowed its levee on Saturday, at about midnight, is really nothing new. This isn’t the first time the river has run amok, inundating the town of Pájaro and causing flooding and damage to homes and businesses. It has happened several times since the levee was constructed in 1948.


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