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Oceanside Harbor navigational dredging update

Published July 28, 2016

OCEANSIDE, Calif. – Navigational dredging within Oceanside Harbor continued this week with the contractor, CJW Construction, removing about 7,000 cubic yards of material from the harbor’s entrance channels from July 21 to 27.

Since operations began on June 6, CJW has intermittently suspended operations because of adverse ocean conditions. To date, CJW has dredged about 75,800 cubic yards of the 260,000 cubic yards designated for removal.

Material dredged from the entrance channels is being placed along Oceanside’s beach, currently at a location about 500 feet north of the Surfrider turnaround. CJW anticipates this activity to continue until July 29, at which point they will extend the pipe south the final 2,000 feet to place material near the pier and lifeguard headquarters.

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. 16-029