Army Corps of Engineers announces contract to dredge sand in Oceanside Harbor
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it awarded a $3.675 million contract to dredge roughly 200,000 cubic yards of sand from the Oceanside Harbor.
According to the Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle-based Manson Construction Co. will dredge the sand to a depth of 20 feet along the harbor’s entrance channel, and the dredged sand will be placed along the city’s beaches.
The sand is beach-quality and will increase protection for beachfront property and businesses that are at a higher risk of flooding.
Manson’s workers will place the sand along the coastline from the San Luis Rey River to the Oceanside Pier.
The harbor channel is dredged each year to ensure that recreational, commercial and military ships can safely access the harbor without the risk of running aground. The Army Corps of Engineers last dredged the channel in October and November 2018 after several months of delays.
The Corps of Engineers expects the project, one of four annual dredging projects in its Los Angeles district, to be completed by Memorial Day weekend.