The Army Corps of Engineers has made a major new financial commitment to repairing a badly damaged breakwater at a Central Coast port.
More than 600 feet of breakwater at Port San Luis, in San Luis Obispo County is failing. Officials say the damaged port infrastructure puts Avila Beach, boats, and the port facility itself at risk from major storms.
The Corps had included $5 million dollars in its budget for repair efforts. But, Democratic Congressman Salud Carbajal of Santa Barbara says the federal agency is supporting his request for additional funding, boosting the total commitment for work to $9.9 million dollars.