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Ocean Beach Emergency Shore Protection Project

During the December 2009 / January 2010 storm event in the San Francisco Bay Area, significant bluff retreat occurred in several locations along Ocean Beach, causing damage to the Great Highway and to adjacent roadway facilities. There is potential for additional bluff retreat during the upcoming winter season, which may result in further damage to critical City infrastructure and could lead to significant environmental impacts to the surrounding area and to the Pacific Ocean. Therefore, the SFPUC is providing temporary protection by installing approximately 375 large-capacity sandbags along the Ocean Beach shoreline.

Project Information

  • CONSTRUCTION START
    December 2011
  • CONSTRUCTION FINISH
    January 2012
  • COST
    $N/A
  • PROJECT PHASE
    Construction

Background

More permanent improvements are under discussion at this time. Future efforts will include the development of a comprehensive shoreline management and protection plan in partnership with relevant stakeholders and regulatory agencies to provide a long-term solution to the erosion issue along Ocean Beach and to mitigate potential impacts to the Lake Merced Tunnel and other critical wastewater assets.

 

Contact Information

Sam Murray, SFPUC Communications

415-554-3289