The Cabrillo Wetlands are a 3.5-acre salt marsh located just north of Cabrillo Beach in Los Angeles, California. A 1.3-acre marsh expansion area is being proposed as well as an environmental restoration of the entire area according to the Waterfront Redevelopment Project of the Port of Los Angeles and the city of Los Angeles.
A characterization of circulation and sediment transport patterns is necessary to determine the best plan conditions for the overall restoration project as well as to gain an understanding of the underlying transport patterns in the area in an effort to help improve circulation and aid the removal of contamination. The results of this project will provide a sediment model of the Cabrillo Beach and Wetland area that includes the effects winds and flows to be used as an engineering tool to help make decisions for future improvements to the system. More information on this work can be found in ERDC/CHL TR-09-14.
Clay Concentration Velocity vectors and contouring
For more information, contact the project lead, Jennifer Tate, U.S. Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Coastal and Hydraulics Lab (CHL)