Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sand Stockpiling / Replenishment News

We will continue to advocate for new temporary parking south of Sloat.

Greetings Sloat Restorationists,

We have some great news to report:

Apparently, progress is being made to stockpile sand near SF zoo in case there is severe erosion south of Sloat this winter.  Given that we are expecting the return of the weather phenomenon known as El Niño; having plenty of sand ready for deployment is very important. The last thing we want to see are new quarry stone revetments added to the beach. Thanks to SPUR and SFPUC for working with the Coastal Commission to make this happen.

In other news, we have received word that the Army Corps of Engineers may now contract with private dredging companies in order to provide sand replenishment for Ocean Beach. This is welcome news, as private firms have ships already rigged to pump sand directly onshore. While sand replenishment is not in itself a viable solution, at least one large sand placement project will be needed south of Sloat if we are ever to remove all the rock, rubble and debris.  Stay tuned for more details...