Beach Town Gets New Sand

Friday, Jan 9, 2009  |  Updated 1:30 PM PDT
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Beach Town Gets New Sand

Jamie Scott Lytle/North County Times

A dump truck unloads reddish sand in the shallow surf line of South Carlsbad State Beach and northern Leucadia on Thursday as a part of an innovative sand-restoration effort.

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For the next three weeks, trucks will be dumping new sand onto the beaches of Encinitas all at no cost to taxpayers.

The city worked with a local developer and the San Diego Association of Goverments to arrange for 37,000 cubic yards of new sand to be hauled in beginning Thursday, according to the North County Times.

The water may appear red and cloudy for a while but the paper reports local leaders are thrilled by the infusion of new sand to the city’s beaches.

”We’re a beach town,” Encinitas Councilman Jerome Stocks told the paper. “We want a beach.”

Read more about how this project came about in the article at the North County Times.

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