City of Oceanside hosts workshop on sand replenishment study

The City of Oceanside Public Works Department will host a second virtual public workshop on June 30, at 6:00 p.m. to share the final results of the beach sand replenishment and retention feasibility study.

A previous workshop was held on September 15, 2020 to outline the feasibility study and introduce six preliminary concepts and strategies to protect City beaches from the impacts of long-term shoreline erosion.

The meeting on June 30 will identify the beach replenishment/retention option.

According to the City, the final results will be presented to the City Council at a workshop on August 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm.

Sand Replenishment Efforts

The Department has initiated a feasibility study that seeks to develop a strategy to protect City beaches from the impacts of long-term shoreline erosion. 

A consultant (GHD) was hired to perform a preliminary engineering evaluation and feasibility study to consider options for beach sand replenishment and/or retention devices to stabilize and enhance the beach widths in the City. 

The goal of the study is to identify a beach replenishment/retention strategy that is environmentally sensitive, financially feasible and has a reasonable chance of being approved through the regulatory permitting process.