Accession Number : ADA319203

Title :   Ocean Beach Storm Damage Reduction Feasibility Study City and County of San Francisco, CA. Final Feasibility Study.

Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS SAN FRANCISCO CA SAN FRANCISCO DISTRICT

PDF Url : ADA319203

Report Date : 24 SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 518

Abstract : The report presents information developed in the course of a multi-year investigation of the need for shore protection and storm damage reduction. The study area was 8.6 miles of the Pacific coast, known as Ocean Beach, in the City of San Francisco, CA. The study area extended from Cliff House to Fort Funston. The beach portion of the study area is in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service. Facilities threatened with damage included the Great Highway, parking lots of the GGNRA, a buried storm and sewer water transport box, a sewer pumping plant and ultimately houses and businesses. The report records the Ocean Engineering, Economic, and Geotechnical studies used to formulate and analyze a variety of alternative measures, including structural seawalls and revetments, as well as beach and dune nourishment. The final analysis indicated that most of the study area, while not absolutely safe, had a low probability of erosion. In the one area with a possible federal interest, the sponsor was unable to agree to cost share at the time of the report. Therefore the study was terminated. The sponsor will pursue other measures not requiring federal cost sharing.

Descriptors :   *COASTAL ENGINEERING, *BEACH EROSION, *SHORE PROTECTION, *REVETMENTS, ECONOMIC IMPACT, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, COST ESTIMATES, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, CALIFORNIA, PACIFIC OCEAN, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, ENDANGERED SPECIES, MARINE ENGINEERING, HIGHWAYS, BEACHES, GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, PUBLIC SAFETY, THUNDERSTORMS, STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, SAN FRANCISCO BAY.

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE