Late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning Monterey County Public Works opened the sand bar allowing the Carmel River to flow into Carmel Bay. High seas this weekend will likely block the river and reestablish the sand bar barrier requiring continued work to keep an open channel. As documented in the videos below, the channel was opened to the south directing the water to Monastery Beach.
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Monastery Beach is a secluded and breathtaking location with Point Lobos in the background. We will continue to keep you updated with the constantly changing tug of war between the sand bar and the Carmel River.
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