Coastal Care

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Day: October 1, 2018

California’s Coastal Harbors, Beach Compartments and Sand Dredging; By Gary Griggs

California’s Coastal Harbors, Beach Compartments and Sand Dredging; By Gary Griggs

Every year the dredge at the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor along central California’s northern Monterey Bay sucks up about 250,000 cubic yards of sand, on average, from the entrance channel and pumps it out onto Twin Lakes Beach where it continues its journey down coast. If it were put in dump trucks, it would fill about 25,000 of them, but the waves can move all that sand without any human labor, and without any noise or carbon emissions.

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