Many of you have expressed concern surrounding both the placement of debris on our local beaches and when it’s safe to get back in the water.
In these difficult times following the devastating mudslides and floods, massive amounts of sediment and debris must be removed in order to protect people and property that remain in potential flooding areas. Channelkeeper is in communication with authorities conducting these emergency operations. Sediment being deposited is from debris basins, creeks and roads, and is material that ultimately would have gone to the ocean. Authorities are monitoring each truckload to ensure that only sediment is deposited and any additional debris is removed. Due to the forecast of eminent rains, it’s imperative to remove this sediment from the debris basins to mitigate future flooding and protect infrastructure and public safety.