EasyReader: Redondo Beach dredging project continues

August 22, 2012 12:58 pm

Redondo Beach began growing outwards this week as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers started moving one million cubic yards of sand from the entrance channel of Marina del Rey to help replenish beaches in the South Bay.

Redondo Beach dredge at Topaz

The sand is being removed from the Marina del Rey channel to improve navigational safety for area first responders and other boating traffic, a U.S Army Corps of Engineers release said. The project is part of a $13 million dredging project that began in early April.

About 520,000 cubic yards of sand will be placed onto barges for transportation to the Port of Long Beach for its Middle Harbor Redevelopment Project.

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About jw60sea

Jim Caldwell has over 26 years of experience in the public safety sector in occupations ranging from professional ski patrol, and ocean lifeguard to firefighter. Jim has worked for the Redondo Beach Fire Department for the last 22 years holding successively higher positions of responsibility. For the last six years, Jim has held the rank of Engineer with responsibility for driving and operating the Department’s Engines and Tillered Aerial Ladder Truck. Throughout his career, he has shown a dedication not only to public safety but also community service.
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