Old ruins emerging on SF beach reveal long battle to halt erosion

Posted In Erosion, News
Mar
4

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Coastal erosion, Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California. Photo source: ©© Chris Smart

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About a month ago, some San Franciscan beachgoers noticed something new on Ocean Beach, at the end of Taraval Street — the ruins of a mysterious structure of some kind emerging from the sand, like the remnants of a lost city…

Read Full Article, SF Gate

Long-term solution sought to problem of Ocean Beach erosion, SF Chronicle (02-29-2016)
Every few years, caravans of yellow trucks move thousands of tons of sand from the north end of San Francisco’s Ocean Beach to eroded areas at the south end. And almost immediately, the silvery tide begins carrying it back to where it came from. The sand bucket brigade is a short-term solution to a more pressing problem: 3.5-mile Ocean Beach, which lines the city’s western edge, is suffering the ravages of a warming planet — hammered by winter storms and rising sea levels that are eroding the shoreline. This week, a parking lot south of Sloat Boulevard collapsed, and a nearby underground wastewater pipeline is under threat from the encroaching surf…

“Seawalls Kill Beaches,” Open Letters by Warner Chabot And Rob Young, (10-03-2014)

Why S.F. is Moving 42,000 Tons of Sand Down Ocean Beach, San Francisco Gate (12-06-2014)

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