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Sediment management for Southern California mountains, coastal plains and shoreline

Taylor, Brent D. and Brown, William M., III and Brownlie, William R. (1978) Sediment management for Southern California mountains, coastal plains and shoreline. Environmental Quality Laboratory Open File Report, 78-1. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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The Environmental Quality Laboratory at Caltech and the Shore Processes Laboratory at Scripps Institution of Oceanography have jointly undertaken a study of regional sediment balance problems in coastal southern California (see map in Figure 1). The overall objective in this study is to define specific alternatives in sediment management that may be implemented to alleviate a) existing sediment imbalance problems (e.g. inland debris disposal, local shoreline erosion) and b) probable future problems that have not yet manifested themselves. These alternatives will be identified through a consideration of economic, legal, and institutional issues as well as an analysis of governing physical processes and engineering constraints. The first part of this study (Phase I), which is currently under way, involves a compilation and analysis of all available data in an effort to obtain an accurate definition of the inland/coastal regional sediment balance under natural conditions, and specific quantitative effects man-made controls have on the overall natural process. During FY77, substantial progress was made at EQL and SPL in achieving the objectives of the initial Planning and Assessment Phase of the CIT/SIO Sediment Management Project. Financial support came from Los Angeles County, U.S. Geological Survey, Orange County, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and discretionary funding provided by a grant from the Ford Foundation. The current timetable for completion of this phase is Fall 1978. This report briefly describes the project status, including general administration, special activities, and research work as of January 1978.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Additional Information:A Joint Project of the Environmental Quality Laboratory California Institute of Technology and Shore Processes Laboratory Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Group:Environmental Quality Laboratory
Series Name:Environmental Quality Laboratory Open File Report
Issue or Number:78-1
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ID Code:34589
Deposited By: George Porter
Deposited On:01 Oct 2012 18:32
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