Dredging plans for Agua Hediona Lagoon will go before Carlsbad’s Planning Commission on Wednesday, reports nctimes.com.
Coordinated efforts have helped keep the sand level on Carlsbad beaches relatively stable over the years. The Encina Power Plant’s biennial dredging of Agua Hedionda Lagoon regularly deposits 500,000 cubic yards of sand on Carlsbad beaches. That is enough sand to fill a football field almost 94 feet high from end zone to end zone. Similarly, the California Department of Fish and Game’s biennial dredging of Batiquitos Lagoon deposits 50,000 cubic yards of sand on Carlsbad beaches.
Cabrillo Power LLC., the company that owns the Encina Power Station property, is seeking a retroactive five year extension of a Floodplain Special Use Permit to allow periodic maintenance dredging of the Agua Hedionda Outer Lagoon, and the
placement of dredged sand on Carlsbad beaches in Local Facilities Management Zone 1.
Dredging Today Staff, July 27, 2012