California Beach Restoration Study

In conformance with AB 64 (Ducheny), Chapter 798, Statutes of 1999, Section 69.8 of the Harbors and Navigation Code, the Division of Boating and Waterways and the State Coastal Conservancy submitted a report to the Legislature that discusses the following required subjects:

  • Activities Undertaken Under the California Public Beach Restoration Act Program
  • Need for Continued Funding of the Public Beach Restoration Program
  • Effectiveness of the Program
  • Ways to Increase the Natural Sediment Supply

The following links are the downloadable chapters of the study.

Acknowledgments and Executive Summary
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - California Beach Setting
Chapter 3 - The Benefits of California's Beaches (Economics)
Chapter 4 - Nourishment Concepts
Chapter 5 - Public Beach Restoration Program Overview
Chapter 6 - Effectiveness Of The Program
Chapter 7 - Impediments To Fluvial Delivery Of Sediment To The Shoreline
Chapter 8 - Contributions From Coastal Cliff Erosion To The Littoral Budget
Chapter 9 - Summary
Chapter 10 - Recommendations
Appendix A Sedimentation Rate Data For Selected Dams
Appendix B Debris Basin Data
Appendix C Stream Channelization Data
Appendix D Bluff Contribution Data

Full Report (15.1 MB)

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