On Buhne Point, a small peninsula in Humboldt Bay in northern California, thh highway called Buhne Point Drive which links the town of King Salmon with the mainland was rendered vulnerable to winter storms as a result of the erosion of the beach which had servd as a buffer between the sea and the road. Furthermore, the beach sand was migrating into the sole intake for the coding waters necessary for the operation Humboldt County's only power plant. This article describes the planning of a construciton project to prevent further erosion to Buhne Point Drive and to reconstruct the beach. While the actual design and construction was carried out by the Army Corps of Engineers, a steering committee was established as an advisory body to assist in project management. It consisted of representatives of FHWA, county and state governments, the Humboldt Harbor Recreation and Conservation District, Pacific Gas and Electric, and the rensepts of King Salmon, as well as the Corps. Prompt feedback from the committee enabled the project to run smoothly, making it a good example of cooperation among Federal, state and local governments, the private sector and private citizens.

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    Government Executive Magazine

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    Washington, DC  United States  20006
  • Publication Date: 1985-5

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 27-30
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Executive Publications, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0017-2626

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  • Accession Number: 00396366
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1986 12:00AM