EIS/EIR Prepared for Encinitas and Solana Projects

A Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) has been prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, City of Solana Beach & City of Encinitas Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project to identify and evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the proposed project.

The EIS is being filed with the Environmental Protection Agency and is being made available to interested parties for review and comment.

The EIR has been prepared jointly with the EIS and in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the 2015 State CEQA Guidelines.

EIS/EIR PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD: May 22 – June 22, 2015

The USACE and the Cities have prepared a joint Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) to evaluate potential options for reducing storm damage related coastal erosion over a 50-year period anticipated to occur from 2018 through 2068.

The recommended plan (Proposed Project) for coastal storm damage reduction in Encinitas includes construction of a 50-foot-wide beach fill along a 7,800-foot-long stretch of shoreline using 340,000 cubic yards of compatible sediment, with renourishment (in the amount of 220,000 cubic yards) every 5 years on average over a 50-year period of Federal participation, for a total of nine additional nourishments.

The recommended plan (Proposed Project) for coastal storm damage reduction in Solana Beach includes construction of a 150-foot-wide beach fill along a 7,200-foot-long stretch of shoreline using 700,000 cubic yards of compatible sediment, with renourishment in the amount of 290,000 cubic yards every 10 years on average over a 50-year period of Federal participation, for a total of four additional nourishments.

Material for the beach fill will be dredged from borrow sites located off the coast of San Diego County.

 

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