The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) began to mobilze for the Harbor dredge operation on Monday, April 11, 2022.
The entire dredge cycle is anticipated to last 6 to 8 weeks, with a completion date no later than the Friday before Memorial Day weekend. The average amount of sand dredged from the inlet and placed onto Oceanside beaches is between 200,000 and 250,000 cubic yards.
Oceanside Harbor inlet is dredged annually by the ACOE to ensure vessels can navigate safely in and out of Oceanside Harbor and Camp Pendleton. Throughout year, the Harbor inlet accumulates sand during storms and south swells. The sand buildup creates a shallow depth in the inlet and breaking waves that can limit navigation.
Safety measures during this operation include a delineated pathway for moving equipment, posted signs, flagmen and a lead vehicle for tractors. No events in the area are permitted during any portion of the dredge cycle. Environmental safety measures are also implemented.
Please use caution on the beach in and around the pipe and vehicles.
For weekly updates, please visit the Public Works Dredge webpage.
For more information, please contact:
The Army Corps of Engineers