Coastal Retreat in California's Central Coast Region
This page gives a background on Coastal Retreat in California's Central Coast Region and highlights scientific findings pertaining to coastal erosion.
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...Name the smallest watershed (or other applicable region) within which the issue occurs...
Resource/s at stake
...What environmental resource/s are at stake?...
...Who are the stakeholders in the watershed? e.g. agencies, non-profits, associations...
Laws, policies, & regulations
...What laws, policies, and/or regulations are involved?...
... What elements of the biophysical system are/were involved?...
...What scientific studies are or would be relevant / already completed?...
There are a variety of tools that can be used to assess the effects of sand mining and/or coastal retreat.
- ArcGIS and the Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS) toolbox can be used to monitor changes in beach width.
- Stero Photogrammetry 
- LIDAR Measurements 
- GPS Surveys 
...What knowledge gaps remain?...
...Suggest a CWSP MS thesis topic that could contribute to the issue...
...Suggest a topic for a hypothetical study that had unlimited resources...
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