Less Sand Expected on City Beaches: Officials


Oceanside will not be getting as much sand out of a regional plan to add sand to eroded beaches, according to the North County Times.

After struggling through serve summer storms and being left in a worse shape than it already was, a change to a beach project by the San Diego Association of Governments will mean 36,000 cubic feet less sand than expected, said harbor and beaches coordinator Frank Quan, in an interview with the NCT Thursday.

"I thought it was bad two years ago. It's worse," Quan said. "Even Harbor Beach is smaller than it was."

City officials were hoping that the $24 million project would provide 264,000 cubic feet of new sand, however the mobilizing and demobilizing projections will exceed original estimates, the NCT reported.

This means less money for dredging and spreading said, Quan said.

The cost issues prompted SANDAG officials to cut 20 percent of the amount of new sand from each city within the project, Quan said.

Back in June, Oceanside, among other spots, was selected to receive more sand by state officials.

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