The Redondo Beach replenishment project is expected to be done by the second week of October.
â€œA 36,000 cubic yards of the expected 75,000 cubic yards of sand has been dredged from the channel in Marina del Rey and placed on the beach, and 73,000 cubic yards of 85,000 cubic yards of the near shore placement area has been successfully positioned,â€œ stated Greg Fuderer from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Before the dredging project started, officials had complained the entrance to the marina had become so clogged that commercial boaters, pleasure crafts and vessels operated by the county sheriffâ€™s deputies and lifeguards had difficulty navigating it, especially during low tide when the water level in the north channel entry dropped to just a couple of feet.
The last time sediment was removed from both the marinaâ€™s north and south channel entrances was in 1999.
Dredging Today Staff, September 20, 2012