All set for Capistrano and Doheny sand replenishment

Placement of up to 45,000 cubic yards of sand material from the Santa Ana River, from OC Public Works, at Capistrano Beach and the southern portion of Doheny State Beach within the City of Dana Point is about to begin. photo

This is a joint project between OC Parks, OC Public Works, and California State Parks.

Work for this scheme includes:

• Transport of 45,000 cubic yards of clean sand removed from flood control maintenance in the Santa Ana River,

• Screening of sand and trucking to the beach area north of Palisades Drive ,

• Placement of sand along a 2,000 linear-foot stretch at the north reach of Capistrano Beach.

Additional sand serves to counter coastal erosion, protect coastal resources and enhance recreation areas.

The California Coastal Commission (CCC) has approved placement of sand as an interim measure.

“Public access may be limited during construction,” said OC Parks.