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Revision as of 14:15, 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.


Southern Monterey Bay in the Central coast of California was the most intensively mined shoreline in the United States from 1906-1990. Mines were closed due to assumptions based on hypotheses that mining increased coastal erosion. http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a464654.pdf


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

Resource/s at stake

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


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

Laws, policies, & regulations

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Future research

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...Suggest a CWSP MS thesis topic that could contribute to the issue...

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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.