MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) – There’s a battle brewing over Southern California beach sand. Erosion has carved away the dunes on Malibu’s celebrity-soaked Broad Beach and the city is looking elsewhere for a source of sand to be barged by sea to replenish its shoreline.
Broad Beach residents like the quality, clean sand off Manhattan Beach for its $20 million project. But the Torrance Daily Breeze reports that Manhattan Beach city leaders have written state officials asking for rejection of Malibu’s bid to scoop up its sand.
The State Lands Commission and California Coastal Commission are studying the sand replenishment plan.