The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers are giving their support to a four-year, $8.3-million research on rearranging the city's enormous breakwater and redirecting the mouth of the Los Angeles River.
The endeavor to get waves back to Long Beach by taking apart the huge breakwater protecting its shores is receiving an increase from the Federal Government.
The Corps' verdict, part of a 31-page report made public on Monday, is a triumph for surfers and environmentalists who have for many years held the World War II-age,
2.2-mile rock blockade responsible for ensnaring water contamination, deteriorating waves and making Long Beach one of the least admired and most dirty beaches in the area.
The report winds up that changing the breakwater and river mouth can enhance water quality, lucidity and flow, improve swimming and surfing provisions, and reinstate kelp and reef habitation in the region.
On Tuesday, the Long Beach City Council will discuss whether to shell out $4.1 million, half the cost, of the Corps' widespread examination of how eliminating parts of the breakwater would influence beachfront areas, water quality, height of waves, harbor infrastructure, seashore environment and the local economy.
The organization would also study whether rocks taken out from the breakwater can be utilized to build kelp beds, reef habitation and a structure, which would redirect release from the Los Angeles River further than the Long Beach shore.