Line drawn in the sand between beach access and protection

Despite stormy weather last Thursday afternoon, Crissy Field beach wasn’t empty. A determined man jogged across the wet sand. A pack of dachshunds in yellow and red raincoats waddled through ponds. A woman stood still, looking across the Bay. Even on such a soggy, San Francisco day, people still Source: Line drawn in the sand […]
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Scientists detect severe beach erosion along California coast – SFGate

Erosion damaged miles of beaches along the West Coast more severely than ever during the powerful El Niño event that hit the Pacific a year ago, and scientists warn that even heavier erosion could hit shorelines in coming years as sea levels rise and threaten coastal communities. The beaches lining the coast between Mexico and […]
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Oceanfront owners ask judge to block Jersey shore dunes – Roanoke Times: Wire

A group of oceanfront homeowners in New Jersey has asked a state judge to exempt them from a protective sand dune project, arguing that the millions they’ve spent from their own pockets on a rock wall — and the millions more they will spend on its upkeep — will do the job better than what […]
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Gary Griggs, Op-Ed: Our Ocean Backyard: Understanding the shifting sand of beaches

Winter waves tend to be steeper and are more effective at eroding sand off the beach and transporting it offshore. The less steep summer waves move sand the other way, back onshore to build the berm, providing us a place to sit. While the width of the summer beach is not exactly the same each […]
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