Beach Erosion Control Methods
The Albany Beach Restoration Project was initiated with the goal of stopping landfill erosion into San Francisco Bay, while creating aquatic habitat, and nourishing a pocket beach at McLaughlin Eastshore State Park, Albany, California. The site contains an existing sandy pocket beach which is unique to San Francisco Bay. Coastal engineering analysis, numerical modeling of coastal processes, and pocket beach morphology modeling were performed to protect against erosion and prevent contaminant entry to the Bay, evaluate potential enhancement alternatives for the sandy pocket beach, and develop design criteria for living shorelines structures/habitat elements. Construction occurred summer 2018.