San Francisco Bay Sand Mining Alarms Conservationists

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Ocean Beach, San Francisco. Photo source: ©© Kevin Krejci

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Dredge mining of shoals near Angel and Alcatraz islands and throughout Suisun Bay is robbing the bay of sand that keeps San Francisco’s Ocean Beach from eroding, according to new research by the U.S. Geological Survey…


Erosion of coastal bluffs at Ocean Beach, San Francisco, Jan 2010. Captions and Photo source: Jeff Hansen / U.S. Geological Survey

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San Francisco Bay Sand Mining Raises Question About Beach Erosion