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Project: Cardiff State Beach Living Shoreline Project Phase 3

Description: The Cardiff Beach Living Shoreline Project will provide natural sea-level rise protection to Cardiff State Beach and Hwy 101 by utilizing a "living shoreline" approach that restores four acres of beach dunes. Dunes restoration is a useful sea-level rise adaptation strategy because dunes can reduce coastal storm damage by buffering the shoreline from waves and tides. Prop 1 funds are being used to provide up-front costs for a grant to the City of Encinitas which will be reimbursed to the Conservancy from a Prop 1 grant from the Ocean Protection Council (OPC). The Conservancy is also using its own Prop 1 funds for this project. The grant will ultimately be going to the City of Encinitas via SCC.

Reference Number: 0540P01108

Implemented By: State Coastal Conservancy

Objective: Dune restoration and sea-level rise protection.

Type: Restoration, Recreation/Access/Interpretation, Monitoring

Total Cost: $2,195,932.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 1/31/2023    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: San Diego

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Ecosystem, Watershed Protection and Restoration4/25/2017$2,195,932.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
RestorationEcosystem: Coastal Habitat2900acres restored/assessed/managed
Recreation/Access/InterpretationNew/Improved Coastal Access  

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description
Increase Flood ProtectionAction Description


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