USA: New Sand Arrives at San Diego Beaches

According to, between now and November, crews will take 1.4 million cubic yards of sand resting offshore and boost the sand level at eight beach locations in the San Diego area.

A lot of sand will be pumped from the ocean floor onto beaches from the South Bay to North County.

“We’ve just changed our environment so dramatically, through dams, through flood control, just paving over things,SANDAG’s Shelby Tucker said. “You know, the way sand used to come and be delivered to the beach naturally has sort of gone away so the way to sort of protect this resource is to regularly maintain these beaches by beach nourishment.”

The dredging vessel that will undertake the job is on its way to San Diego and should arrive there very soon.


Dredging Today Staff, September 4, 2012

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