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State Coastal Conservancy Okays Funding For Emergency Beach Erosion Work In Port Hueneme

Posted on Friday, November 1, 2013 12:53pm

The State Coastal Conservancy authorized the use of up to two million dollars in funding for emergency beach erosion work in Port Hueneme.

The Commission held a special meeting yesterday to act on the funding, which was authorized by two bills signed into law by the governor.

The city now has to get the State Coastal Commission to sign off on a plan for emergency work at Hueneme Beach.

The beach has been hit hard by erosion this year.

It’s an ongoing problem at the beach, because of the Port of Hueneme disrupting the flow of sand in the area.

For decades, the Army Corps of Engineers shipped sand to the beach to compensate for the erosion, but in recent years, federal funding cutbacks have reduced the amount of sand available.

The emergency work is intended to shore up the beach before heavy winter storms hit the coastline.

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