Time for the next Oceanside dredging campaign

The annual Army Corps’ dredge of the entrance to the Oceanside Harbor is set to begin this week.

Photo courtesy of USACE

According to the City, equipment is being mobilized, and Harbor Lot 12 is closed during the work. The sand dredged will be pumped onto Oceanside beaches.

Oceanside officials expect the operation to be completely wrapped up by late May or early June.

USACE annually dredges the mouth of the Oceanside Harbor for safe navigation of vessels. The annual dredge typically occurs in the spring.

The amount of sand available each year to be placed on the beaches is dependent on how much excess sand fills in the harbor entrance each winter; it varies from year to year.