The annual dredging project is conducted to maintain the federal channels within Oceanside Harbor at their authorized federal depth and to provide safe navigation for recreational, commercial and military vessels that use the channels, according to a news release from the US Army Corps of Engineers.
Oceanside Harbor is one of four annual dredging projects conducted by the Los Angeles District US Army Corps of Engineers, the release stated.
CJW Construction is the contractor in charge of the Oceanside project. The company reports having dredged roughly 236,590 cubic yards of material since work began in June.
Material dredged from the entrance channels is being placed along Oceanside’s beach.
According to the news release, CJW begins equipment removal Tuesday, a process that’s expected to take about five days.