Batiquitos, Moonlight and Cardiff beaches are now scheduled to receive sand replenishment during an approximate timeline of October-November 2012.
The replenishment is part of a massive Regional Beach Sand Project (RBSP) managed by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) that will deposit more than 1.4 million cubic yards of clean, high-quality sand to the region’s shoreline from Oceanside to Imperial Beach.
The project is made possible in part through funding from the City of Encinitas and other participating cities, as well as from the California Department of Boating and Waterways.
Originally, the Encinitas replenishment was anticipated to occur in September-October 2012. The schedule was revised in response to equipment delays by the vendor and to avoid concerns over grunion runs, nesting and foraging shorebirds, and lobster season.
SANDAG project manager Shelby Tucker reports, “We’re looking at the October-November timeframe now, but the project is dependent upon weather and unforeseen delays.”
Press Release, September 27, 2012