After months of delay, the Army Corps of Engineers and Manson Construction yesterday started dredging operations at the mouth of the Oceanside Harbor.
Over the next few weeks, the contractor will remove around 200,000 cubic feet of sand from the harbor mouth and place it on the nearby beach.
Oceanside Harbor navigational dredging is an annual project conducted to maintain the federal channel within the harbor at its authorized depth, providing safe navigation for the recreational, commercial and military vessels that use the channel.
In 2017, the Corps contractor Manson Construction successfully removed 440,000 cubic yards of beach quality sand from the harbor and placed it along Oceanside’s beaches.
Typical years see an average of about 250,000 cubic yards of dredged material from the harbor.