Montecito Cleanup Efforts Require Transport of Mud to Santa Barbara County Beaches

Montecito Cleanup Efforts Require Transport of Mud to Santa Barbara County Beaches


Miramar beach, Montecito, CA. On the Tuesday morning of the deadly mudslide affecting the area, Miramar beach – located at the receiving end of one of the steep downhill road gravely affected by rushing debris and mud flows – is covered with mud and debris of all kinds. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

Excerpts;

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.

Current permits allow up to 300,000 cubic yards of sediment to be placed into the surf zone at Goleta Beach and Carpinteria Beach, according to the county.

Hillary Hauser, executive director of the environmental group Heal the Ocean, issued a statement Friday on the group’s Facebook page seeming to support the effort.

It reads in part, “Heal the Ocean asks all ocean lovers and surfers (who should accept the fact they shouldn’t get into the water right now) to support the agencies working hard to get us out of this mess.”

Read Full Article, Noozhawk (01-12-2018)

Where is the mud and debris from Montecito going? KEYT (01-12-2018)

California mudslides, CNN (01-13-2018)

Coastal Care

Related Posts

Bioplastics contain substances that are as toxic as those in ordinary plastics

Bioplastics contain substances that are as toxic as those in ordinary plastics

Metal deposits from Chinese coal plants end up in the Pacific Ocean, research shows

Metal deposits from Chinese coal plants end up in the Pacific Ocean, research shows

Crisis in the Galapagos: Chinese fishing fleets and COVID-19 threaten a natural wonder

Crisis in the Galapagos: Chinese fishing fleets and COVID-19 threaten a natural wonder

Russia: Activists demand answers for marine pollution on Kamchatka peninsula

Russia: Activists demand answers for marine pollution on Kamchatka peninsula

SAF Video

Beach of the Month

Photo of the Month

Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

Coastal Care Junior

NASA – Fly along with NASA’s fleet of Earth science missions and observe Earth from a global perspective in an immersive, 3-D environment.