Click here for a UT article about the Feb 6th and Feb 7th public hearings on the proposed 50-year beach nourishment project in Solana Beach and Encinitas.
- The short analysis of the Managed Retreat alternative in the EIR/EIS is setup to be “impractical and infeasible”. Managed retreat does not happen over night and requires leadership and planning. Just discounting the policy because the cities can not afford to buy all the property is missing the point. This is a costly Federal project, and more than a cursory hand waving should be used to evaluate Managed Retreat.
- The EIR admits that reefs in Solana Beach will be covered in sand, making reef breaks more suitable for beginning surfers. This is not an impact we feel is tolerable.
- Baseline issue: acknowledge that sand is not going to fix the problem. Even if sand is added, the shoreline still retreats. Real purpose of this project is to protect houses.
- Monitoring of impacts to surfing must be a project requirement.
Comments on this project are due Feb 26th, for more information click here.
Click here for comments submitted on the previous version of this project.