Stopped Expansion of Rock Revetment in Dana Point

Themes

Chapter: South Orange County
State: CA
Country: USA
Theme: Coastal Preservation
Launch Date: May 01 2012
Completion Date: July 12 2012
Status: Victory

Orange County Parks Dep't proposed rebuilding and expanding a 1300 foot rock revetment along the Niguel Shores coastline. The new wall would have dramatically impacted shoreline processes, sand supply and public beach access over the next 30 years. Neither the county nor the homeowners that would benefit from the wall had offered any sort of mitigation to offset these impacts.