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== Summary ==
 
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Southern Monterey Bay in the Central coast of California was the most intensively mined shoreline in the United States from 1906-1990. <ref> [http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a464654.pdf Sand Mining Impacts on Long-term Dune Erosion in Southern Monterey Bay] </ref> Mines were closed due to assumptions based on hypotheses that mining increased coastal erosion.
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Southern Monterey Bay in the Central coast of California was the most intensively mined shoreline in the United States from 1906-1990. <ref> [http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a464654.pdf Sand Mining Impacts on Long-term Dune Erosion in Southern Monterey Bay] </ref> The majority of sand mines were closed in 1990 due to assumptions that mining increased coastal erosion. One sand mine, the CEMEX plant, continues to mine for sand today. The CEMEX plant is currently under scrutinity for possibly [http://www.montereyherald.com/article/ZZ/20130826/NEWS/130828018 abusing permits].
  
 
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Revision as of 13:39, 5 April 2016

This page gives a short history of sand mining in the Central California Region and highlights current research.

This page was created as part of the ENVS 560/L Watershed Systems class at CSUMB.

Summary

Southern Monterey Bay in the Central coast of California was the most intensively mined shoreline in the United States from 1906-1990. [1] The majority of sand mines were closed in 1990 due to assumptions that mining increased coastal erosion. One sand mine, the CEMEX plant, continues to mine for sand today. The CEMEX plant is currently under scrutinity for possibly abusing permits.

Location

The only current sand mining plant in the central California region is located in the City of Marina, Monterey County, California. The City of Marina is located in The Lower Salinas Valley watershed.

Resource/s at stake

Sand is a valuable resource that is used in cement to build houses, roads, ...

Stakeholders

...Who are the stakeholders in the watershed? e.g. agencies, non-profits, associations...

CEMEX

Laws, policies, & regulations

...What laws, policies, and/or regulations are involved?...

Systems

... What elements of the biophysical system are/were involved?...

Science

...What scientific studies are or would be relevant / already completed?...

Tools

...What analytical (e.g. modeling) tools were or could be used?...

Future research

...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...

References

  1. Sand Mining Impacts on Long-term Dune Erosion in Southern Monterey Bay

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Disclaimer

This page may contain student work completed as part of assigned coursework. It may not be accurate. It does not necessary reflect the opinion or policy of CSUMB, its staff, or students.