(1) California Beach Erosion Assessment Survey
This week the Coastal Sediment Management Workgroup (CSMW) released the California Beach Erosion Assessment Survey 2010 (CBEAS), which reports on the erosion of California coastal beaches and provides a list of sites, called “Beach Erosion Concern Areas (BECAs),” where beach erosion has been identified as a concern to state, federal, and/or local/regional agencies. The report can be downloaded from the Department of Boating and Waterways website.
A news article highlights the Ventura County sections of the report, including mention of Matilija Dam and Surfers' Point. Brian Brennan is quoted as saying “We can’t keep shoring up the beach and armoring the coast. There is a point in time when you have to fix these things naturally.”
Paul Jenkin, environmental director of the Ventura chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, said people are used to seeing crumbing sidewalks and massive rock walls along the beach — they have forgotten what a natural shoreline looks like.