Waxman Supports Marina del Rey Dredging (USA)
Rep. Henry A. Waxman wrote to the Army Corps of Engineers to ask the agency to initiate regular dredging at Marina del Rey.
Marina del Rey, the largest man-made marina in the United States, requires dredging every three to five years.
“Marina del Rey is an anchor for tourism, recreation, and public safety in Los Angeles. It’s home to over 5000 boats, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department,” said Rep. Waxman. “Prior to the last round of dredging, sediment congested up to 55% of some Marina channels. Boats frequently ran aground; and if there had been a major incident along the coast, the clogged waterways could have created havoc for our first responders. It’s time for the Army Corps to initiate regular dredging for the sake of public safety and the economy.”
Marina del Rey went without dredging for nearly 11 years until 2012, when the Army Corps removed 800,000 cubic yards of sediment, creating a depth of 20 feet in the northern entrance.
Press Release, June 7, 2013