County Starts Dumping-Related Clean-up Work at Goleta, Carpinteria Beaches; CA


As of January 12th, 2018, approximately 800 cubic yards has been transported to Goleta Beach, California. Photo courtesy of: © Adam Hogue, Shani Asayag & Vanessa Lytle, Santa Barbara High School Seniors, MAD Academy.

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Truckloads of mud from debris flow removal was transported to local beaches following Montecito debris flow.

Two months after trucks stopped dumping loads of Montecito mud onto the shore at Goleta Beach County Park, the ocean waters remain closed because testing shows bacteria levels significantly exceed standards.

Ocean waters are closed if they have been contaminated by fecal bacteria or raw sewage, and they will stay closed until sampling results show the water meets state health standards, according to the county Public Health Department.

There are red warning signs posted along the beach, and Public Health also advises people to avoid eating raw fish and shellfish caught close to ocean waters with elevated bacteria levels…

Read Full Article; Noozhawk (04-24-2018)

Mapping Beach Changes After Devastating Montecito Debris Flows, USGS (03-26-2018)
During the week of March 26, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey carried out four days of mapping selected beaches and the adjacent seafloor in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Results will be compared to surveys from last fall to highlight changes due to winter waves, and to sediment inputs from area streams…

Emergency permits allowing dumping of Montecito mud on Goleta and Carpinteria Beaches expired; Heal The Ocean (02-2018)
Emergency permits that have allowed for the dumping of Montecito mud on Goleta Beach, as well as the deposition of debris basin material on Carpinteria Beach, expired February 20, 2018…

Montecito Cleanup Efforts Require Transport of Mud to Santa Barbara County Beaches, Noozhawk (01-12-2018)
The Santa Barbara County Flood Control District obtained emergency permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the California Coastal Commission to place sediment on local beaches…

Trucking Mud to the Beaches Means More Sand but Dirtier Waters, CA; Santa Barbara Independent (02-08-2018)
When Santa Barbara County dumps tons of mud from the catastrophic debris flow of January 9 on the shores of Goleta and Carpinteria, this wasn’t like anything that’s happened before. So residents are asking, “Will there be long-term effects? Might there be other locations that can share the impacts..?”

Emergency permits allowing dumping of Montecito mud on Goleta and Carpinteria Beaches expired; Heal The Ocean (02-2018)
Emergency permits that have allowed for the dumping of Montecito mud on Goleta Beach, as well as the deposition of debris basin material on Carpinteria Beach, expired February 20, 2018…

Deadly Debris Flows in Montecito, CA; NASA / Earth Observatory (01-10-2018)
First there was fire. Then rain. And now deadly debris flows are devastating Montecito, California…

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