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CA Shoreline Armoring - The Bad and Rad from Surfrider's State of the Beach 2002

In California, shoreline armoring increased from about 26 miles to 130 miles from 1971 to 1990, a 500 percent increase in beach destroying seawalls. Two strong El Nino winters have occurred since 1990, undoubtedly adding to this total. (Source: Griggs, Gary B., James E. Pepper, and Martha E. Jordan. Californias Coastal Hazards: A Critical Assessment of Existing Land-Use Policies and Practices. California Policy Seminar Report. University of California. 1992.)

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