April 12, 2012 | Vol. 39, No. 15

Hammer Slough mudslide sends silt into Middle Harbor

A mound of mud has been making its way down Hammer Slough since a mudslide near the Public Works office last fall. On Saturday, at an extreme low tide of -3.6, the silt lifted a privately-owned float and at least one boat right out of the water.

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Suzanne Ashe
About 600 to 1,000 cubic yards of silt has slipped down Hammer Slough into the Middle Harbor. Authorities are investigating the best course of action to remove it before a -4-foot tide in May.


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