Encinitas, Solana beach nourishment wraps up

Representatives from the USACE Los Angeles District teamed up with local, state and federal partners to announce the completion of the Encinitas and Solana Beaches nourishment projects in a joint press conference May 13.

USACE photo by Brooks O. Hubbard IV

The beach nourishment project began early this year in Solana Beach and then phase two began in March for Encinitas beach.

We are here to celebrate the completion of the project’s initial construction with our partners – the cities of Solana Beach and Encinitas, Representative Mike Levin and others who have supported this project,” said LA District commander, Col. Andrew Baker.

The project was authorized for construction in the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act of 2016. The authorized name is San Diego County, CA, formerly known and referred to as Encinitas and Solana Beaches, California.

At Encinitas, the work included:

  • building a 50-foot-wide protective berm along 7,800 feet of shoreline, with beach renourishment cycles every five years and at Solana Beach,
  • building a 150-foot-wide protective berm along a 7,200-foot-long stretch of shoreline, using 700,000 cubic yards of compatible sediment.

Beach renourishment cycles will be every 10 years.