Why S.F. is Moving 42,000 Tons of Sand Down Ocean Beach

Posted In Erosion, Inform
Dec
6

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Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California. Photo source: ©© Wally Gobetz

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The operation — at the north end of Ocean Beach near the O’Shaughnessy Seawall and the south end near Sloat Boulevard — isn’t kids’ play. It’s part of an effort by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, working with the National Park Service, to move 42,000 tons of sand — 30,000 cubic yards — from the north end of the wide beach to the south, which is where it came from in the first place…

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