Update on Princeton Harbor Jetty Dredging in Half Moon Bay; Public Meeting on November 11, 2010

Update on Princeton Harbor Jetty Dredging in Half Moon Bay; Public Meeting on November 11, 2010

This is an update from the Harbor Manager on the plans to dredge Princeton Harbor in Half Moon Bay in order to restore sands to beaches south of the jetty. This issue was detailed in SurfPulse contributor Mike Wallace’s In the Green Room feature (12/06/2009), Grains of Hope: Dredging the Pillar Point Harbor Long Overdue.

“A new agreement to stabilize the shoreline just south of the Princeton Harbor Jetty was stuck last week between the San Mateo Harbor District and the Army Corps of Engineers called the “North Half Moon Bay Shoreline Improvement Project”. The shoreline has been eroding at an accelerating pace since the harbor jetty was constructed, scouring one of the few protected local surf breaks of sand and shifting erosion down the beach as the cliffs have been rocked to protect Highway One. According to Harbor District Manager Peter Grennell, the Army Corps has agreed to be the lead agency on the project, which could involve a range of solutions that will be considered, potentially including dredging sand from the harbor and creating openings in the jetty wall to create sand outflows. On Thursday, November 11, a community forum will be held to discuss the various options, beach access and the next steps in the long-awaited process.”

The Shoreline Forum will be held at:
The Wine Bar
270 Capistrano Rd. # 22 Harbor Village Mall
Half Moon Bay, CA
@ 7-8:30 p.m.

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