Oceanside Harbor Dredging Starts This Spring

Image source: Oceanside Harbor

City of Oceanside Harbor, California, yesterday announced first in the series of updates regarding the annual Spring dredge of the harbor inlet.

As already reported, the Army Corp is required to maintain the harbor entrance channel which is funded by the Federal Budget.

This year the appropriated funds will allow the contractor (Manson Construction) to dredge up to 400,000 cubic yards. That is nearly double the amount that was dredged in 2019.

The City of Oceanside is working on approving additional funds to supplement dredging additional cubic yards of clean sand, if available.

USACE has also received approval to maintain the entrance channel to minus 30 feet. Previously the maintenance depth was minus 25 feet.

This should provide more sand for Oceanside beaches and a safer entrance channel for boaters. We do not have any confirmed dates for the start or finish of this dredge cycle, however, we are told it could start as early as mid to late March,” the city officials said.

They also added that the end of the dredge is fully dependent on many factors, including weather, mechanical issues, the amount of dredge material available, the grunion run and who knows what else.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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