Congressman Carbajal visits Ventura Harbor dredging project

California Congressman Salud Carbajal met with officials with the Ventura Port District last week to survey the annual dredging underway at the harbor and discuss how $8,471,000 he secured in the 2024 federal funding deal will help ensure safe navigation for Ventura Harbor’s maritime industry and recreational boaters and maintain its public beaches.

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The funding signed into law last month by President Joe Biden contained more than $26 million specifically for upkeep of Central Coast harbors and ports.

“Ventura’s harbor is central to its livelihood and lifestyle. Whether it’s the family enjoying a Saturday sail or a fisherman collecting their daily catch, having safe and operational channels and waterfronts are crucial to our region,” said Rep. Carbajal. 

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Recently, the Ventura Port District announced the beginning of the annual dredging for Ventura Harbor’s entrance channel, which ensures the harbor remains navigable and safe for the industries and boaters that rely on our harbor’s working waterfront.

The dredging is a collaboration between the Ventura Port District, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and their contractor Manson Construction.

Along with keeping the harbor navigable, the dredge efforts provide high-quality sand used to nourish the public beaches in the Ventura Harbor for beach goers.