Other coastal analyses such as wetlands restoration, dredging, impact analysis, etc.
Listed below are many of the projects we’ve completed for our clients over the years. We’ve chosen to focus and expand on several key examples which are highlighted in blue. Clicking on those projects allows you to view in-depth what services NCI provided as well as details on the project itself.
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- Ventura Harbor Bypass Feasibility Study, Ventura Harbor, CA
- Final Expedited Reconnaissance Study Lower Santa Ana River Watershed, Orange County, CA
- BEACON Coastal Regional Sediment Management Plan, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, CA
- Golden Gate Fields Pier & Shoreline Improvements, Albany, CA
- Malibu Coastline Reconnaissance, Los Angeles County, CA
- BEACON Beach Nourishment Demonstration Project, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, CA
- El Segundo Marine Terminal, El Segundo, CA
- Siltation Investigation at Federal Maritime Administration Anchorage No. 26, Suisun Bay, CA
- Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant, Seabrook, NH
- Bolsa Chica EIR, Huntington Beach, CA
- Ventura/Santa Barbara Reconnaissance Study, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, CA
- Newport Coast Planned Community, Newport Coast, CA
- Hydrologic & Hydraulic Feasibility Study, Phase II, Bel Marin Keys, CA
- El Segundo Generating Station Beach Monitoring, El Segundo, CA.
- FEMA Coastal Flood Hazard Analysis & Mapping for Pacific Coast of the United States
- Las Gallinas Creek H & H Coastal Analysis, Marine County, CA.
Ventura Harbor, CA
The design work associated with the fixed artificial sand bypass system consisted of the review of historic dredge and disposal data, bathymetric survey data, disposal site characteristics, and geotechnical information to develop bypass system alternatives that included operation, maintenance, repair and replacement analysis, as well as a detailed design of the recommended plan alternative.
Orange County, CA
Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, CA
California has been actively engaged in finding ways and means to resolve coastal erosion and sediment management issues on a broader scale. The State Resources Agency and its member Departments have joined together with the US Army Corps of Engineers and other advisory groups to form the Coastal Sediment Management Workgroup (CSMW). The CSMW intends to fulfill regional sediment management objectives by developing a series of regional Plans that are geographically specific to and target the distinct shoreline segments of the California coast.
The coastal regional sediment management plan (CRSMP) that was developed for the 144-mile long Santa Barbara Littoral Cell required consideration of a diverse coast that varies in shoreline orientation, physical characteristics, land use, and population density. The Plan’s goals and objectives included development of a comprehensive road map to addresses how to conserve and restore the valuable sediment resources, reduce shoreline erosion and coastal storm damages, protect sensitive environmental resources, increase natural sediment supply to the coast, preserve and enhance beaches, improve water quality along the shoreline, and optimize the beneficial use of material dredged from ports, harbors, and other opportunistic sediment sources.
The Plan was developed systematically using traditional planning processes to understand the baseline science and relevant physical processes; identify the challenges that currently exist and the corresponding opportunities that can be seized to positively move forward; and formulate appropriate action plans and solutions that have unanimity of purpose. The adopted Plan consists of a suite of equally diverse study, management, policy and capital project activities as summarized in Figure 1.
Our work consisted of a site reconnaissance that included surveying cross sections at the historic pier location and along the existing beach; analyzing historic wind data to determine predominant storm wind directions; and analyzing expected stable beach profiles.
Concept components that were evaluated included a pile supported pier, a rubble mound groin to provide beach stability, beach nourishment, and a buried revetment to provide ultimate shoreline protection if storm induced erosion threatened improvements.