Figure 5: Monterey Canyon is a peri-coastal canyon. It dwarfs the digitized large buildings along the coast in this northeasterly perspective. The twin towers are the steam vents for California's largest gas-fired electrical power plant. The canyon mouth captures over 200,000 cubic meters of sand from the coastline. The lip of the canyon advances landard and retreats seaward 10's of meters subannually. It occassionally devours the end of the North Jetty of Moss Landing Harbor, but has no appetite for the power plant at this time.
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