LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $3.675 million contract March 29 to Manson Construction Company of Seattle, Washington, for the Oceanside Harbor Maintenance Dredging project.
The contract calls for the removal of about 200,000 cubic yards of beach-quality sand from the harbor’s entrance channel and its placement along Oceanside’s beaches. The project’s local sponsor is the City of Oceanside.
Manson is dredging the channel to its authorized federal depth of 20 feet, with an additional five feet of advanced maintenance. Dredging is expected to be completed by May 24, prior to the start of Memorial Day weekend.
Manson is placing the dredged material along the coastline, from the San Luis Rey River to points south of 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 annual dredging project is conducted to maintain the federal channel within the harbor at its authorized federal depth and to provide safe navigation for recreational, commercial and military vessels that use it. Oceanside Harbor is one of four annual dredging projects conducted by the Los Angeles District.
Release no. 19-004