OCEANSIDE, Calif. – Dredging in Oceanside Harbor federal entrance channel continues as Manson Construction Company, the project contractor, reports today having removed about 187,000 cubic yards of material as part of the annual effort to maintain safe navigation in the port.
Manson is dredging the channel to its authorized federal depth of 20 feet with an additional 7 feet of advanced maintenance. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers anticipates dredging 280,000 cubic yards of material from the channel by Memorial Day weekend.
Manson is placing the dredged material along Oceanside’s down coast beaches from the San Luis Rey River to points south of the Oceanside Pier. The material is compatible with sand on the beach, and the placement of the material is economically beneficial, enhances the city’s recreational assets and increases protection for oceanfront homes and business that are susceptible to impact from storms.
The Corps and the City of Oceanside are discussing the potential to continue removing material from the channel beyond Memorial Day weekend in order to take advantage of favorable sea conditions and available funding. The project will require concurrence from the California Coastal Commission and the Regional Water Quality Control Board to be allowed to continue.
Release no. 17-010