USACE commander tours Oceanside dredging site

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District Commander Col. Julie Balten, visited Oceanside (CA) earlier this week to learn more about the ongoing dredging project in the harbor.

During the tour, Col. Balten, along with other representatives from the Corps, the City of Oceanside and Manson Construction, received an update about dredging project at Oceanside Harbor.

As planned, the dredging work began this week and is estimated to be completed prior to Memorial Day weekend, weather permitting.

Manson’s dredge HR Morris arrived in Oceanside Harbor on Tuesday, April 13 to begin the annual dredging campaign.

About 250,000 cubic yards of sand is being dredged from the harbor, with an option to dredge an additional 50,000 cubic yards.

The annual dredging project is conducted to maintain the channel within the harbor at its authorized federal depth of -25 feet and to provide safe navigation for vessels that use it.

Beach-quality material dredged from the harbor will be placed along the beach, north of the pier. Placement of the material along the shoreline is a beneficial byproduct of the maintenance dredging project.

Oceanside Harbor is one of four annual dredging projects conducted by the Los Angeles District.

Photo: USACE