erosion

1:24pm

Tue March 27, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

San Francisco fights to keep the ocean at bay

The view from the Sloat Boulevard Parking Lot after a large storm. Photo taken March 17th, 2012
Bill McLaughlin Surfrider Foundation

The only thing more powerful than human will is Mother Nature. At San Francisco’s Ocean Beach, the two forces have done battle for years over wave erosion, but only the city has something to lose. With the safety of its wastewater treatment plant at stake on the one hand and a lawsuit on the other, San Francisco’s planners are attempting to find a solution that will placate Mother Nature and avoid the most expensive fix: retreat.

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