A U.S. Army Corps study determined that any changes to the breakwater are too costly and could result in significant changes to the coastline.
City officials say the results of a study from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers put to rest longtime questions about the feasibility of tearing down the breakwater. Instead, they propose a $141 million ecosystem restoration project.
In order to include two alternatives in soon-to-be-released public documents the City Council could have to approve a $560,000 increase in the contract.
The city wants to further explore potential alterations to the western side of the breakwater. No timetable has been set for the expanded study.
Developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in collaboration with the city and other partners, the much-anticipated East San Pedro Bay Ecosystem Restoration Study provides six options to restore and improve the coast.
A study that could determine the future of the Long Beach breakwater is approaching completion, but it’s unclear at this point whether the document will recommend removing or altering the breakwater.
June is Breakwater Awareness Month and for the eighth year it will kickoff with a paddle out ceremony in memory of the waves that organizers hope will someday return to Long Beach if a feasibility study currently being conducted by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) determines that the wall can be removed or augmented.
Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell will once again commemorate the glorious waves that once graced the shores of Long Beach in an effort to bring awareness to the effects of the Breakwater on the city and the potential that changing its current composition may bring to our coastline.
The first community scoping meeting regarding the East San Pedro Bay Ecosystem Restoration feasibility study packed the Bixby Park Community Center Thursday afternoon as residents came to learn about the aim of the study that may modify the breakwater currently protecting the Long Beach shoreline.
With the calm waters off the coast of Alamitos Beach serving as the backdrop, Mayor Robert Garcia and other elected officials convened on the sands of Long Beach Wednesday afternoon to sign a historic agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers.