Sand Replenishment Project Wraps in Imperial Beach

If Imperial Beach seems a little sandier these days, here's why

By Monica Garske
|  Saturday, Oct 6, 2012  |  Updated 11:21 AM PDT
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SANDAG's $28.5 million dollar "Regional Beach and Sand Project" aims to replenish San Diego beaches with new fresh, new sand.

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After one month of round-the-clock work, SANDAG’s Regional Sand Project wrapped up construction in Imperial Beach this week, SANDAG officials said.

The $28.5 million project aims to dredge and deposit 1.4 million cubic yards of sand onto eroded beaches across San Diego County, including Imperial Beach and Solana Beach.

The sand replenishment project, which kicked off last month, has utilized bulldozers and an offshore ship to bring new, fresh sand to local beaches.

SANDAG said the first phase of the project in Imperial Beach had wrapped Thursday and resulted in 450,000 cubic yards of new sand on more than 3,000 feet of beach between Elder Avenue and the south end of Seacoast Drive.

The equipment used in the sand replacement will be removed from the area by mid-October, according to an announcement on SANDAG’s Facebook page.

San Diegans are encouraged to hit the beach and enjoy the new sand.

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