The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers anticipates sand placement on Venice Beach to tentatively resume today, weather permitting. The shore protection project was temporarily delayed by a mechanical problem February 15 that caused the shutdown of dredging operations.
During the dredging operations, the Liberty Island, a trailing suction hopper dredge, received damage to its propellers.
The Corps contractor, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock (GLDD), has placed more than 294,000 cubic yards of sand on the beach to date. The completed project will place roughly 791,000 cubic yards of sand on 3.2 miles of Venice Beach shoreline. Weather permitting, GLDD will complete the project in early April. Turtle nesting season starts April 15.
The City of Venice and the Army Corps of Engineers ask the public to continue to use caution in the construction area.