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Published Sept. 5, 2014
Expiration date: 9/10/2014

The Santa Cruz Seaside Company has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, for a Department of the Army emergency permit to breach the sandbar at the mouth of the San Lorenzo River, in the City of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California.  Recent rising water levels above 5 feet within the San Lorenzo River lagoon is creating an imminent emergency situation by flooding the maintenance basement located at the eastern end of the Boardwalk, eliminating emergency access from its easternmost vehicular access point for both the Boardwalk and the City of Santa Cruz, degrading the Boardwalk’s eastern basement wall, and increasing seepage the existing levee both through the base and underneath of the base. These conditions pose a risk to Boardwalk employees, guests and the public. The applicant proposes to construct a temporary estuary channel through the existing sand bar (berm) to reduce water levels within the lagoon.

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San Francisco District, Corps of Engineers
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San Francisco, California 94102-3404

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