Emergency Dredging Operations Scheduled for Santa Barbara Waterfront

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By the City of Santa Barbara, Waterfront Department

POST STORM UPDATE: The harbor entrance remains extremely impacted & hazardous to navigate. The Waterfront Dept is working with the Army Corps of Engineers on scheduling emergency dredging operations ASAP.

An Army Corps vessel is conducting a survey of the Federal Channel and other impacted areas. Cleanup efforts are wrapping up in the harbor, parking lots, and surrounding areas.

The Yacht Club all Waterfront businesses are back to business as usual.

The Waterfront Dept is working under an emergency repair permit with CA Coastal Commission to install rock revetment between the yacht club parking lot & Harbor West parking lot to protect against further erosion and property damage. This work will take about 2-weeks.

 

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Local321 Jan 13, 2023 06:35 AM
Emergency Dredging Operations Scheduled for Santa Barbara Waterfront

What I have always thought they should do is extend the breakwater from where it starts, going west, in front of the yacht club. Unless I misread the plan, this revetment might help the parking lot but won’t do much, if anything, for the building. (Not that it’s in a great spot for weathering such storms.)

BufordNgoleta Jan 12, 2023 05:28 PM
Emergency Dredging Operations Scheduled for Santa Barbara Waterfront

Why not use the same effect of the SB breakwater on sand bar formation up at Goleta beach? There's a small but natural point at the west end of the parking lot where a breakwater of sorts can be made with boulders and the same sand collection will occur. Provided it's pointed in the right direction.

Basicinfo805 Jan 12, 2023 02:07 PM
Emergency Dredging Operations Scheduled for Santa Barbara Waterfront

So also, the stuff that’s being trucked from Cito out to Goleta Beach will be headed down into the harbor to be dredged. I think it’s called down shore drift. Aka (in this case) - desperate attempts to save GoletaBeach, and a nice misuse of taxpayer dollars.

a-1673567771 Jan 12, 2023 03:56 PM
Emergency Dredging Operations Scheduled for Santa Barbara Waterfront

This is between dredging periods and the pipe along east beach has to be removed until there is a new contract. The sand that will be removed, maybe starting tomorrow, on an emergency basis will be pumped to West Beach. So said Waterfront Director Mike Wiltshire today's Council meeting. He also described all the work that was done --- and there was an amazing amount of work that had to be done in a short period of time.

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