Maintenance dredging within Oceanside Harbor continued last week with the contractor, CJW Construction, reporting having removed approximately 34,220 cubic yards of material from the harbor’s entrance channels from September 15 through 21.
According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, the contractor reported one day lost to large ocean swells in this reporting period.
Forecasted sea conditions are anticipated to preclude further dredging until October 4.
Since the start of operations, June 6th 2016, CJW has dredged approximately 209,990 cubic yards out of the 260,000 designated for removal.
The Oceanside Harbor navigational dredging project, one of four annual dredging projects conducted by the Corps Los Angeles District, is conducted to maintain the federal channels within Oceanside Harbor at their authorized federal depth and to provide safe navigation for the recreational, commercial and military vessels that use the channels.
Material dredged from the entrance channels is being placed along Oceanside’s beach. Placement of beach quality material along the shoreline is a beneficial byproduct of the maintenance dredging project. CJW is currently discharging material just north of the Oceanside pier.