El Niño and our beaches; By Gary Griggs

Posted In Erosion, Inform

Photograph courtesy of: Gary Griggs (©-2016).


Our beaches come and go seasonally in response to changing wave conditions. The larger and more energetic winter waves stir up the beach sand and carry it offshore, eroding the shoreline back. Six months or so later, the smaller and less energetic spring and summer waves gradually move that sand back onshore, building the beach just in time for all the summer visitors…

Read Full Article, Santa Cruz Sentinel (04-27-2019)


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