Emergency Erosion Repairs at Grand Caribe


SCH Number
Public Agency
San Diego Unified Port District
Document Title
Emergency Erosion Repairs at Grand Caribe
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project is for emergency repairs to the shoreline at Grand Caribe Shoreline Park. District staff was notified of a main irrigation line break at south Grand Caribe (in the natural shoreline park) that occurred over the weekend (January 6 and 7, 2024). This break has resulted in significant scouring of the shoreline, exposed irrigation pipes, and presents an immediate need for action to protect the natural shoreline. Compounding the issue, the region is experiencing King Tides this week, which will exacerbate the erosion. High tides on Thursday, January 11, and Friday, January 12, 2024, will be approximately 7.15 feet in the morning, draining out to a negative tide in the afternoon. District staff evaluated the conditions and determined a temporary solution, which would include: • Install temporary fence at the top of the scoured edge for pedestrian/public safety. • Disconnect, remove and/or abandon in-place irrigation lines on the southern portion of Grand Caribe. At this time, it has been determined that irrigation is not critical in this area. • At present time, it is anticipated that 240 burlap sandbags (14-inches-by-26 inches in size), each filled with 35 to 40 pounds of sand (1/2- to 2/3-full) will be arranged along 12 linear feet (NOM) of the eroded bluff. The bags will be stacked six feet high (NOM) against the eroded material and the remaining shoreline bluff. • District General Services will coordinate and implement the sandbag installation, pursuant to the specifications provided above. • Coordinate materials and method for deployment of sandbags. • Deploy sandbags, anticipated to be completed by Wednesday, January 10, 2024, pending direction provided by District Engineering. • Monitoring the site for any further irrigation line breaks, scouring of the shoreline, and environmental or public safety hazards. Due to its nature and limited scope, construction of the proposed project would generate a minor amount of vehicle trips and would require limited use of equipment. Therefore, impacts related to air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, and transportation and traffic are not anticipated to occur. Furthermore, the Applicant would be responsible for complying with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding construction demolition debris, hazards and hazardous materials, and stormwater.

Contact Information

Lisa Madsen
Agency Name
San Diego Unified Port District
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
Southern California
Other Location Info
South Portion at Grand Caribe Shoreline Park, 598 Grand Caribe Causeway Coronado, CA 92118

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15303, 15304, 15306, 15307, 15308
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is determined to be Categorically Exempt pursuant to the CEQA Guidelines and the Sections of the District’s Guidelines for Compliance with CEQA as identified above. The proposed work responds to an emergency that requires immediate action to preserve the shoreline and bluff during King Tides, at this location. Further, these Exemptions are appropriate for the proposed project because it: 1) would involve no expansion of use beyond that previously existing and would not result in a significant cumulative impact due to the continuation of the existing use; 2) would consist of construction, or installation, and location of new, small facilities/structures (fencing) that would result in no permanent effects on the environment, and would not involve the removal of mature, scenic trees; 3) is for the purpose of basic data collection/research/experimental management/resource evaluation activities, which would not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource; 4) is for the purpose of the maintenance, restoration or enhancement of a natural resource, where the regulatory process involves procedures for the protection of the environment; and 5) is for the purpose of the maintenance, restoration, enhancement, or protection of the environment, where the regulatory process involves procedures for protection of the environment. The District has determined none of the six exceptions to the use of a categorical exemption apply to this project (CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2).
County Clerk
San Diego


Disclaimer: The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) accepts no responsibility for the content or accessibility of these documents. To obtain an attachment in a different format, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613. For more information, please visit OPR’s Accessibility Site.

Download CSV New Search Print