January 23 BCDC Sand Mining Science Advisory Panel

Sand Mining Science Advisory Panel

In 2013, BCDC received applications to mine up to 1.54 million cubic yards of sand from Central San Francisco Bay and 500,000 cubic yards from Suisun Bay and Channel. To assist the Commission, staff, stakeholders and the public in understanding the complex nature of coarse grain sediment transport, the biological community present and the connection to the immediate and greater food web, the Commission staff is hosting a Science Advisory Panel. The panel will assist Commission staff in better understanding the potential for impacts from sand mining in Central and Suisun Bay, and the likelihood of those impacts on the physical environment and the associated biological community.