As part of a $2.3 million effort, the City of Pismo took emergency actions to stabilize eroding bluffs in Shell Beach and prevent future bluff failure. The stabilization efforts effectively protected a sewage pumping station, failure of which would cause approximately 500 to 600 homes to be without sewage services.
The stabilization effort targeted two locations: the sewer pumping station and public-access stairway at Vista del Mar Avenue and Ocean Boulevard and a section of Ocean Boulevard between Wawona and Capistrano avenues.
To enhance aesthetic appeal, and maintain visual continuity, the new seawall was sculpted and stained to fit in with the natural bluffs, anchored into bedrock at the base of the bluff, and no boulders or other material were placed on the beach.
The project was funded through a variety of sources: money from maintenance projects the City has deferred, general fund reserves and Federal and State funds, including $865,000 from the State Department of Boating and Waterways.Back to Service
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