Bluff Erosion From El Nino 2010

Photograph of bluff erosion in 2010 undermining the Great Highway at the southern end of Ocean Beach, San Francisco.

Detailed Description

Bluff erosion during the 2009–10 El NiƱo undermined the Great Highway guardrail at the southern end of Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California. The shoreline eroded, on average, 55 meters that winter, leading to lane closures on the highway and an emergency $5-million revetment along the base of this bluff. Photo taken by Jeff Hansen, USGS, 20 January 2010.

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Image Dimensions: 1536 x 2048

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Location Taken: San Francisco, CA, US