Port Of Santa Cruz, California

CLIENT: Santa Cruz Harbor, California 

STA RESULTS: Sediment movements explained

  • Placing dredged material from the Arana Gulch onto the adjacent beach could not in any way harm the existing beach dynamics.
  • Longshore sediment transport across the mouth of the harbor was of minor concern compared to the onshore-offshore transport regime. Because of this, the Port could not be blamed for coastal erosion problems encountered elsewhere.