When a landslide destroyed five San Clemente homes and sent them tumbling onto a highway and railroad track in Dana Point, California, the tiny seaside community lead a 2-year effort to rebuild and strengthen the collapsed bluff and to reopen the road. This article reports that the erosion control effort was a combination of projects that included: rebuilding the collapsed bluff and strengthening it with large tie-back anchors; applying a shotcrete surface to further strengthen the bluff; installing a drainage system in the bluff face; utilizing a latex mold of rock, sculpted concrete surfaces, stain and landscaped groundcover to hide the construction and replicate the bluff's natural face; working with local, state, and federal agencies and a private group to permit and finance the project; and keeping residents informed of details and progress of restoration through open houses and newletters. The $3.5 million bluff restoration was funded via state, federal, and private dollars.

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    Intertec Publishing Corporation

    6151 Powers Ferry Road, NW
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30339-2941
  • Authors:
    • Shapard, R
  • Publication Date: 1996-8


  • English

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 24
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  • Accession Number: 00729997
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 23 1997 12:00AM