San Clemente Shoreline Sand Replenishment Project Update

SAN CLEMENTE— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has informed the city that it is actively assessing various possibilities to resume the supply of sand. Dredging operations commenced on Dec. 21 with the contractor delivering approximately ten loads, mainly consisting of cobble, gravel and shell fragments, accompanied by some sand. However, operations within the city were halted by the Contractor on Jan. 9, 2024.

In response to shared concerns about the quality of the delivered material, the USACE is exploring a range of options and action plans for the way forward. The USACE is also seeking the expertise of its technical specialists at the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) to optimize a suitable course of action for the city of San Clemente.


More information on the San Clemente Shoreline Sand Replenishment Project is available at


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