Baykeeper Updates Related to Sediment Mgmt

BK In The News: September 19, 2014
Ocean Beach has a serious erosion problem. Sand, flows from the San Joaquin-Sacramento Delta and other tributaries into the San Francisco Bay. Currents carry the sediment out the Golden Gate, where it helps replenish coastal beaches to the south. But human activicty has reduced the amount of sand...
Blog Post: July 10, 2014
On July 8, Baykeeper filed an appeal in our lawsuit to stop excessive sand mining in San Francisco Bay. For years, private companies have been permitted to mine too much sand from the Bay, contributing to erosion at Ocean Beach and harming important Bay species like Dungeness crab. Yet in 2012, the...
Press Release: July 9, 2014
Yesterday, San Francisco Baykeeper filed a court appeal to stop private companies from mining too much sand from San Francisco Bay. The appeal seeks to overturn an April state court ruling that gave sand mining companies a green light to increase the amount of sand they suck up from the San...
Blog Post: January 13, 2014
Providing new support for Baykeeper’s work to prevent excessive sand mining in San Francisco Bay, recent scientific research confirms the link between removing too much sand from the Bay’s floor and excessive erosion at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach. The journal Marine Geology’s November 2013 special...
Blog Post: August 28, 2013
An appeal court has ruled that San Francisco Baykeeper has the right to bring a lawsuit over claims that sand mining harms the public trust—the public’s right to access natural resources—in our lawsuit to stop excessive sand mining in San Francisco Bay. Too much sand is already being mined,...
BK In The News: December 17, 2012
Dredge mining of shoals near Angel and Alcatraz islands and throughout Suisun Bay is robbing the bay of sand that keeps San Francisco's Ocean Beach from eroding, according to new research by the U.S. Geological Survey. Partly as a result of sand mining, the 10-mile stretch between southern Ocean...
BK In The News: November 2, 2012
The sediment in San Francisco Bay, once thought of as a renewable resource, is eroding and being removed much more quickly than nature replenishes it — which could affect two companies’ requests to increase their sand-mining operations. Sand has been removed from the Bay for more than 100 years,...
Press Release: November 1, 2012
(San Francisco, CA)—A large increase in sand mining in San Francisco Bay was approved in mid-October by the State Lands Commission. The approval came despite findings by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey that increased sand mining will exacerbate the already-serious problem of erosion at...
Blog Post: August 23, 2012
San Francisco’s Ocean Beach is eroding at an increasing rate, threatening a major sewer line and the Great Highway. One proven cause is sand mining and dredging in San Francisco Bay. There’s a better chance of controlling the erosion, Baykeeper recently told California officials, if management...

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