A Retreat In The Face Of a Rising Sea, California

Southern California. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


The effort by the city of Ventura is the most vivid example to date of what may lie ahead in California as coastal communities come to grips with rising sea levels and worsening coastal erosion. As the coastline creeps inland, scouring sand from beaches or eating away at coastal bluffs, landowners will increasingly be forced to decide whether to spend vast sums of money fortifying the shore or give up and step back…

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Beach Erosion, Managed Retreat, Goleta Beach, Coastal Care

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