Beach Nourishment Response at Carpinteria Beach & Goleta Beach

Sequence of Events Thomas Fire – December 2017 Montecito Debris Flows – January 9, 2018 Immediate Aftermath – January thru March 2018 Channel & street sediments taken to Carpinteria & Goleta Beaches Debris basin sediments taken to Buellton & Santa Paula...

King Tides 2019

King Tides are predictable, larger than normal high tide events that occur a few times a year when the moon is closest to the earth. A more scientific name is perigean spring tides. King Tides are interesting because they help to illustrate what more normal high tide...

Sand Movement

Sandshed: The Sand Is on the Move! There is a constant flow of sand from the land into the ocean. Watershed run-off and bluff and hillside erosion bring sand to the beach. Sand grains travel southward down the coast, while finer particles of sediment are carried and...

Montecito Debris Flows

A Beach Nourishment Opportunity Beach Erosion Authority for Clean Oceans and Nourishment Sequence of Events Thomas Fire – December 2017 Montecito Debris Flows – january 9, 2018 Perhaps 500,000 cy made it to the beach About 70,000 cy deposited on public streets &...