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Goleta Beach to Get 2,400-foot Sand Berm

Posted on December 7, 2015

Goleta Beach will look a bit different this winter.

Officials plan to build a sandy berm along 2,400 feet of the popular beach, hoping to prevent flooding from possibly severe winter storms.

The California Coastal Commission approved an emergency permit for the County of Santa Barbara to build the berm, which will run from Goleta Beach Pier to the west end of the beach.

Construction will start this week and will be complete by the end of the month, officials said.

They expect the berm to help prevent flooding and damage to the park, including its sewer, electrical and water lines, recreational facilities, restaurant, restrooms and picnic areas.

Three public access ramps will be installed to allow people access to the beach.

Sand mostly will come from an existing embankment in front of the Goleta Slough.

Tierra Contracting will construct the berm and environmental consultants Amec Foster Wheeler and Storrer Environmental will monitor the work.

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