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The subject beach was to be nourished with 80,000 cu. yds of dredged sand from
Santa Barbara Harbor, but eventually only 60,000 cu. yds. were available. Subsequently,
another 20,000 cu. yds. were dredged
from Goleta Creeks and emplaced at the west end of the beach in December 2003.
Goleta Beach park is left of the fence and includes the area of trees left of
the bulldozer. Big rocks in the foreground are part of the rock reventment placed
along the western part of the beach cliff in front of the parking lot in February
2000 to retard further erosion of the parking lot. The pipes carried the dredged
sand and seawater to the beach for redistribution by the earth moving equipment.
©Arthur G. Sylvester 2003.