Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) Naval Base Coronado Research


SCH Number
Public Agency
University of California San Diego
Document Title
Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) Naval Base Coronado Research
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project proposes to conduct a study to obtain measurements of waves, tides, water table, wave run-up, wave set-up and the eroding sand berm at the Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado by Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). This data is critical to field testing numerical models for berm erosion during storms and El Nino's, when shoreline infrastructure is vulnerable. Monitoring field performance of these widely used areas is vital to assessing shoreline protection strategies. Scope of work would include a Water Table & Inundation study, by monitoring groundwater conductivity, Temperature and Depth (CTD) using sensors located below the heel of the berm. Self-contained pressure sensors would also be buried along the berm. Scope of work would also include measuring Waves and Currents, by installing self-contained pressure sensors and a current meter. Divers would verify that all instruments would not be within 25 feet of sensitive habitats. The self-contained equipment would be installed using a drilling rig or sea water jets. The monitoring equipment would be in place from November to April for a period of five (5) years on Navy property or buried in the sand in the surf zone and offshore. Public access to the beach would be maintained at all times. Local lifeguards and Navy staff would have the authority to limit or halt the work if conditions warrant such action.

Contact Information

Alison Buckley
Agency Name
University of California San Diego
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
Other Information
Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado, CA.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15306
Reasons for Exemption
Based on the above project description, the SIO Naval Base Coronado Research project is classified as exempt from the provisions of CEQA under Section 15306: Information Collection. The proposed project consists of data collection for research purpose. In addition, none of the exceptions to the exemptions apply.

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