Lowermost Pajaro left-bank bench vegetation just downstream from Thurwatcher Bridge
View upstream – “big bend” just west of AromasImportant flood storage area
View downstream at Aromas - quarry product spills from railroad r-o-w?
Upper Pajaro River (right) joining San Benito River (foreground)View west (downstream)
Overview Dec 2000 (A = Abandoned flood plain segments) Hillsdale Quarry site - San Benito River
Past stream-bed mining site, and present mountain-top removal site for Hillsdale plant.View northwest. Banks 10ft and stable.
Lower Lucy Brown Lane reach. Bed of river here mined about 10-15 ft below grade. Left bank erodes in floods (~15 ft high)
Bank cutting and slumping just downstream from Lucy Brown Ln - View downstream
Upper Lucy Brown Ln reach - operator shut down in 2002View southwest of left bank 25 ft high
Sod Farm site - view west.Floodplains being abandoned but carried floodwater in 1995 and 1998