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Clean-up of Salinas Riverbed in Paso Robles continues

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Posted at 3:39 PM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 23:13:49-05

Debris removal continues in the Salinas Riverbed in Paso Robles.

From Dec. 21 through Dec. 23, the Paso Robles Police Department says 9,430 pounds of trash was removed from the southeast and northeast areas of the riverbed at a cost of $7,570.

That followed the removal of 14,000 pounds of debris on Dec. 17 and 18.

Additional clean-up is expected to take place this week in the northwest area of the riverbed.

Salinas River Cleanup PASO ROBLES, CA – On December 21st through December 23rd the Paso Robles Police Department CAT...

Posted by Paso Robles Police Department on Tuesday, December 29, 2020

The clean-up is being facilitated by the police department's CAT team and a local company has been contracted to remove the debris.

The project is being paid for with money from the city's General Fund.

The CAT team estimates that about 100 people have been living in the riverbed. Notices to campers are posted at least 72 hours before clean-up begins.

Police say the clean-up effort will continue until access to the riverbed is limited by rain.