Arenas El Barbon

Good morning.

We are here at El Barbón Wash,

in the Ojos Negros valley,

Baja California, México.

Today is Sunday, November 18, 2012.

We are observing the sand mining

in this section of El Barbón Wash.

On this site,

mining has taken place approximately

since the year 2000,

that is, for the past 12 years.

In this particular location,

sand mining has taken place

to a depth of 3 to 5 meters.

It can be seen that

the depth of sand mining

has almost reached

the water table.

Additionally, we will see shortly

how the removal

of 3 to 5 meters of sand in this reach

of El Barbón Wash

has uncovered rock outcrops

of the Tertiary Era.

In this reach,

enough sand has been removed

to reveal the rock outcrop

on the creek bed.

As it can be seen,

the bedrock outcrops in this area,

It is necessary to regulate

the mining of sands

in the washes of Baja California.

One of the considerations should be

to complete the sand mining project

and to return the washes and creeks

to their natural condition

existing prior to the development.

As it is clearly seen in this case,

this has yet to happen here.