Coastal Commission Rejects Bid to Cancel Broad Beach Sand Replacement Permit

Water under beachfront homes, Malibu, California. Captions and Photo source: ©© LA Waterkeeper


One of the line-items on the November 2017 California Coastal Commission agenda was a one-year extension of the beleaguered Broad Beach Replenishment Project. Following years of delays with issues ranging from sand sourcing to legal battles of all shapes and sizes, the project has been slow to get off the ground—and proponents of alternatives such as artificial reefs are hoping to succeed where the Broad Beach Geologic Abatement District (BBGHAD) seems to have failed…

Read Full Article, The Malibu Times (11-17-2017)

Malibu, CA: Broad Beach Sand Project Costs Jump to $55-60 Million Per Decade; The Malibu Times (10-26-2017)
The Broad Beach Geologic Hazard Abatement District (GHAD) is now contending with another set of lawsuits over a project originally estimated to cost about $20 million, which is now estimated to cost $55 to $60 million every 10 years. The project will involve bringing in megatons of sand every few years to restore the disappearing beach and dunes…

Residents to Pay for Sand Replenishment at Malibu Beach, CA; ABC News (10-26-2015)
Residents of Malibu’s Broad Beach have agreed to pay $31 million over the next decade to truck in tons of sand to build up the diminished shoreline filled with homes of the rich and famous…

Malibu’s Residents Plot New $20 Million Plan to Stop Sand Erosion, Hollywood Reporter (05-24-2014)

Is Beach Renourishment Worth The Money? WWAY News (02-16-2015)

Editorial: Beach Replenishment is No Cure-All, Asburry Park Press (05-14-2015)

Waikiki Beach Eroding Less Than A Year After $2.2M Sand Restoration, Pacific Business News (01-24-2013)

Rising seas threaten nearly $1 trillion worth of US homes, and most of them are moderately priced; CNBC (10-18-2017)
If sea levels were to rise 6 feet, 1.9 million homes, or $916 billion worth of U.S. residential real estate, could be lost, according to a new report…

Coastal geologist criticizes beach renourishment efforts; By Robert S. Young, PhD; The State (08-17-2016)
Rob Young, who heads the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at Western Carolina University, said the government is subsidizing coastal development with renourishment money – and that’s costing taxpayers. Communities across the country have spent millions of dollars renourishing beaches. Those efforts encourage people to rebuild after every major hurricane…

Economy Winner, Environment Loser in Renourishment; Pensacola News Journal (12-02-2015)

“North Carolina: The Beaches Are Moving,” A Video featuring Orrin Pilkey, PhD
World famous coastal geologist Orrin H. Pilkey takes us to the beach and explains why erosion has become a problem…

Beach replenishment may have far reaching impacts on ecosystems;” Phys.Org (03-29-2016)
UC San Diego biologists who examined the biological impact of replenishing eroded beaches with offshore sand found that such beach replenishment efforts could have long-term negative impacts on coastal ecosystems…


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