LA District begins work on San Clemente Beach nourishment project
City of San Clemente life guards patrol beach near beach end of pipeline. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District began preparations for a 50-foot-wide beach nourishment project along a stretch of shoreline Nov. 21 in San Clemente. “Today our contractor, Manson Construction Company, will be laying down the submerged pipeline for this project,” said Doland Cheung, the Corps’ LA District project manager. “This is the pipeline that runs parallel to the pier, from the ocean to the shore, where the dredge will connect and pump sand onto the beach.” Sand placement operations are expected to begin Dec. 15. The Authorized Project calls for coastal storm damage reduction, which includes construction of a 50-foot-wide beach fill along a 3,412-foot-long stretch of shoreline, using 251,000 cubic yards of compatible sediment.

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