Mr. Sandman, Tell Me A Dream

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No Longer A Dream… Sand Is On The Way.

First a little tune – bonus video at the bottom of this post.

‘Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream (bung, bung, bung, bung)
Make him the cutest that I’ve ever seen (bung, bung, bung, bung)
Give him two lips like roses and clover (bung, bung, bung, bung)
Then tell him that his lonesome nights are over
Sandman, I’m so alone
Don’t have nobody to call my own
Please turn on your magic beam
Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream’

The San Diego Union Tribune reports, “A 50-year sand-replenishment project for Solana Beach and Encinitas is among dozens of projects nationwide in the federal Water Resources Development Act expected to be signed by the president in December.

“(It’s) huge news for us,” Solana Beach City Manager Greg Wade said Friday. “It’s been a long time coming.”

The bill authorizes more than $87 million for the North County project, which will conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and is expected to cost about $165 million over the next five decades. Encinitas and Solana Beach signed off on the plan a year ago, and have agreed to share a portion of the costs with the federal and state governments.

Sand replenishment is just one of the tools that the California Coastal Commission is asking all coastal cities to consider as a way to adapt to rising sea levels. Studies show the mean sea level along the San Diego County coast is expected to rise about 2 feet by 2050, and more than 6 feet by 2100. After that, authorities say, the water probably will continue to rise.”

Read the article at the Union Tribune web site, Sand trickles toward Solana Beach, Encinitas

A video from SANDAG, “Moonlight Beach in the City of Encinitas received approximately 92,000 cubic yards of new sand in October 2012 as part of the Regional Beach Sand Project.

And a bonus video…

If you want a full 90 minute tutorial on littoral sand transport. Dr. Kiki Patsch runs through the basics of littoral sand movement and discusses her specific studies looking at sand movement within California’s Santa Barbara and Oceanside littoral cells. She also touches upon both the history and future of sand management of sand here in California.