El Niño

El Nino storms, decreased sand levels cause of erosion

Where’s the sand? Those who walk the beach along La Jolla Shores and a few other La Jolla beaches in recent months have noticed an increase in rocks and stones along the shore.

Just past the ends of Kellogg Park, residents have reported severe sand erosion, the likes of which they’ve never seen before. While scientists say erosion happens every winter, this year has other factors making the situation more noticeable.

“I walk on the beach with friends at least once a week and we’ve been doing that for years,” said Shores resident Susan Tschirn. “It’s part of enjoying the Shores. But in the last few months, the sand has eroded and these rocks appeared, and part of the beach is...