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Project: Climate Change Effects on Natural Sediment Supply to the Coast: Implications for Coastal Management

Description: This project will develop and demonstrate an integrated approach to sediment management that considers sediment production and transport processes from watershed, through coastal wetlands to the coastal ocean. A two-stage approach will be used in which two southern Cal. estuaries will be investigated.

Reference Number: 0540C0304100

Implemented By: Southern California Coastal Water Research Project

Objective: A determination of the rates and timing of sediment flux from the San Diego Creek/Upper Newport Bay Watershed and Tijuana River Watershed into their estuaries change in response to climatic cycles and management practices. An estimate of how much sediment is accumulating inside estuaries or exiting to the ocean and assess how near-shore sediment transport affects the coastal zone of impact from the river plume. Application of developed model to a range of river systems, such as the Eel, Navarro, Russian, Scott, San Lorenzo, Salinas, Carmel, Santa Maria, and Ventura, where information may be incomplete.

Type: Monitoring, Water Management, Research/Planning (including Science)

Total Cost: $475,000.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

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

Estimated Completion: 3/31/2022    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Humboldt, Mendocino, Monterey, Orange, San Diego

Located In Disadvantaged Community: Unknown

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 84, Ocean Protection Council1/15/2019$475,000.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Water Management   
Research/Planning (including Science)   


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