Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Local Governments Looking to Replace Dwindling Beach Sand

San Diego's beaches are thinning out, according to a recent report by SANDAG's Shoreline Preservation Working Group which monitors sand along the coast. Despite a massive beach replenishment effort i

Local Governments Looking to Replace Dwindling Beach Sand

Alan Ray : To a degree, beaches are like oceans of sand. They may look fixed and stable, but they're not. Sometimes they grow. Sometimes they recede. Sometimes they disappear.

Imagine San Diego without beaches. The San Diego Association of Governments, or SANDAG, has imagined.  And it's created a Shoreline Preservation Working Group to monitor sand on the beaches.

In 2001, there was a huge effort to restock some county beaches with sand... But in 2008, some beaches have less sand than they had then. How can that be?

Guest :

What questions do you have about the Statewide General Election coming up on Nov. 8? Submit your questions here, and we'll try to answer them in our reporting.