OCEANSIDE, Calif. – Navigational dredging project within Oceanside Harbor continued this week with the contractor, CJW Construction, removing about 11,000 cubic yards of material from the harbor’s entrance channels between July 8 and 13.
Since operations began on June 6, CJW has intermittently suspended operations because of adverse ocean conditions. To date, CJW has dredged about 41,000 cubic yards of the 260,000 cubic yards designated for removal.
Material dredged from the entrance channels is being placed along Oceanside’s beach, beginning immediately south of the San Luis Rey River mouth to a point about 150 yards south of the pier. Placement of material is currently occurring in front of the North Coast Village and will move farther south toward Surfrider Way in the next week.
The Oceanside Harbor navigational dredging project is an annual project conducted to maintain the federal channels within Oceanside Harbor at their authorized federal depth. Oceanside Harbor is one of four annual dredging projects conducted by the Los Angeles District. Placement of beach quality material along the shoreline is a beneficial byproduct of the navigational dredging project.
The purpose of the dredging is to maintain the harbor at its authorized federal depth of -25 feet in the entrance channel and to provide safe navigation for the recreational boats and commercial and military vessels that use the channels.
Release no. 16-027