Anyone know anything about coastal dredging? Specifically, is it legal, and how do you go about estimating the required capital investment. Even more specifically, the area I'm thinking about (and I'll tell you, cause I know I'll never be the one to dredge it) is "False Klamath Cove, California". I thought that I once read, though I can't find the source now, that this was once the mouth of the Klamath river. Certainly you only have to look at a topo map to see that this is possible. If I were to do coastal dredging I would choose this spot because the Klamath is a known gold bearing stream, and since the river no longer flows here, none of the river stakeholders (fishermen, Native Americans, tourists, environmentalists, etc.) are likely to give you a hard time. Of course I don't know that there's any gold there, but right now this is just a thought experiment, so nothing can be lost but time.