Coastal Retreat in California's Central Coast Region

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An environmental summary created by the ENVS 560/L Watershed Systems class at CSUMB.

This page gives a background on Coastal Retreat in California's Central Coast Region and highlights scientific findings pertaining to coastal erosion.

Rates of retreat

The Southern Monterey bay region has some of the highest coastal erosion rates in the state of California.[1]

Monterey: 1 ft / year

Seaside: 3 ft/year

Marina: 6 ft/ year

Potential influences


External Links



  1. California Coastal Erosion Response to Sea Level Rise


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