Series of storms more than 150 years ago caused extensive erosion of the Carpinteria Salt Marsh

Series of storms more than 150 years ago caused extensive erosion of the Carpinteria Salt Marsh


Santa barbara coast. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care.

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Flooding isn’t new to the Santa Barbara coastline. However, the inundation doesn’t always come from the mountains as it did last month in Montecito. Back in 1861-2, a series of large storms washed beach sand more than a quarter mile inland into what today is the Carpinteria Salt Marsh.

Although historical accounts document the inland flooding, little has been known about how those storms impacted a now heavily developed California coast…

Read Full Article; Science Daily (02-26-2018)

Natural Response; UCSB News Current (02-20-2018)

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..?”

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