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.
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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