Dailybreeze.com reports that the sediment clogging the entrance to Marina del Rey’s main channel soon will be scooped up, shipped south and piped onto Redondo Beach.
Since April, a massive clamshell dredge floating off the marina has collected sand and loaded it onto barges bound for the port of Long Beach, which needs the material for a harbor redevelopment project.
According to dailybreeze.com, this week the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ multimillion-dollar dredging operation will shift gears. Sediment unearthed by the 2,095-ton Paula Lee dredger will be dropped off the coast of Redondo Beach.
The project, which will last about 40 days, calls first for depositing roughly 85,000 cubic yards of marina sediment into water depths of 30-50 feet near the Topaz Street jetty.
Redondo Beach isn’t the only area making use of the marina’s dredge material. Just a few weeks ago about 140,000 cubic yards of clean sediment was deposited near shore at Dockweiler Beach for another replenishment project.
Dredging Today Staff, August 7, 2012