Changes in the beach lifestyle in San Diego can get put on hold for at least 5 to 10 years. The shoreline cities project done to restore sand to the cities' beaches sand has eroded over the last twenty years gave beachgoers plenty of leeway to walk on the beach and lay on the sand.
The 1.5 million cubic yards of sand added to the beaches in five coastal cities was in place, protecting beachfront homes from the tides, before December ended last year.
Work on stopping the sand beach narrowing began early September last year in Imperial Beach. Sand building remade beaches in Oceanside, Encinitas, and Solana Beach before the workers filled the Carlsbad strip with the sand dredged from waters near local beach sites that still take in regular sand flows.
Destructive storms will not ruin the picture book shorelines. Thick sand widths will stop the damaging water lines from coming in.
With the local river sand flows too weak to naturally replace the sands that erode off the shore grounds, the odds of a beachgoer showing up in the future at a beach with a sand shoreline that has retreated back to the rocks has not been quelled. San Diegans have escaped the damage done by erosion for only a short time in their lives. Another nigh time to replace lost sand will come again.
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