Potential Effects of San Mining and Debris Basins on Coastal Sediment Supply in Los Angeles County

by Kamron Barron, Department of Geography, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0255, United States,
Douglas Sherman, Department of Geography, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0255, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Sand Rights '99: Bringing Back the Beaches

Abstract: The potential sediment supply to the coast in Los Angeles has been heavily impacted by human activity. In the context of rational management of beaches as a resource, it is fundamental to recognize the magnitude of the impacts associated with such activities. An overview is given on the potential effects of sand mining and debris basins on the delivery of sediment to beaches in Los Angeles County.

Subject Headings: Mines and mining | Debris | Sediment | Coastal management | Coastal environment | Basins | Drainage basins | Sand (hydraulic) | Settling basins | Sandy soils | Sand (material) | North America | California | Los Angeles | United States

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