Baykeeper Updates Related to Sediment Mgmt

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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