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Our bluffs will get additional funding support from the recently passed state Assembly Bill 66 with $2.5 million over a three year period to further study how ground deformations are impacted by tides, large surf, groundwater, and rainfall. 


Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, including Adam Young who has been actively using Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) over several years, will closely monitor the bluffs. The LiDAR scans of the cliffs create a three dimensional map of the coast and the new surveys will be compared with previous results and used to calculate and track erosion over time. This information will help determine if signals exist that can be used to foretell the possibility of an increased risk of collapse, instrumental to developing an early warning system.