San Diego Regional Beach NourishmentMoffatt & Nichol prepared preliminary design for a region-wide beach replenishment effort stretching from Oceanside to Imperial Beach, California, that involved dredging 2 million cubic yards of sand from offshore sources and discharging it at 13 different beaches.
Bolsa Chica Wetlands RestorationAfter almost 80 years of environmental degradation, the Bolsa Chica Wetlands were designated a mitigation site for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, who selected Moffatt & Nichol to provide engineering and program management for a $147 million ecological restoration.
Port of Barranquilla Access Channel DeepeningMoffatt & Nichol provided engineering services to the Consorcio Canal de Rio to deepen the 22-kilometer access channel that leads to the Port of Barranquilla, Colombia, by 40 feet to enable 35,000-ton Handymax vessels to call at the port.
Coney Island Sea-GateAs part of a study that examined the performance of the Coney Island Beachfill project, Moffatt & Nichol developed alternatives to improve sand retention within the Sea Gate shoreline reach which included, among other alternatives, a T-groin sand retention/shoreline protection system.
Lower Passaic River and Newark Bay Remedial Investigation/Feasibility StudyMoffatt & Nichol was selected by a partnership of federal, state, and local agencies to conduct a comprehensive modeling program for a densely populated, heavily industrialized Superfund site encompassing a 17-mile stretch of the lower Passaic River in New Jersey.
coasts, water, and the environment
Moffatt & Nichol was one of the first engineering firms in the world to embrace the concept of modern coastal engineering—modeling, understanding and designing for the processes that shape our coastlines, harbors and rivers. Today, the firm provides arguably one the largest teams of coastal engineers in North America. Our coastal, environmental and water resources engineers concentrate on the complex environment where land meets water—providing solutions for shoreline protection; regional sand management; ecosystem restoration; dredged material management and beneficial re-use; vessel navigation, mooring and berthing; water resources and stormwater management.
In the current age of both increasing population density in coastal areas and concerns about climate change, Moffatt & Nichol’s coastal, environmental and water resources specialists are pioneers in developing practical solutions to these challenges.