Preparations for the Dana Point Harbor dredging program are currently underway, according to a recent update posted by the County of Orange.
The county has awarded a contract for the 2015/2016 Maintenance Dredging Project and mobilization and staging has already begun in the Pier parking lot.
According to the county’s press release, the project contractor has placed fencing around the construction staging area and will be using that space, as well as a portion of Baby Beach, to connect sections of the discharge pipe that will be used during the dredging.
Additional sections of pipe will be stored along the harbor seawall.
The Dana Point Harbor dredging project will allow for the continued operation of the harbor through the clearing of sediment build-up in navigation channels to improve boating safety and provide much needed beach replenishment.