Army Corps To Study Sand Erosion On Oceanside Beaches, Southern California

Southern California. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


The Army Corps of Engineers is launching a 3-year study on how to mitigate the beach sand loss in Oceanside, as North County beach cities are in a constant battle with Mother Nature.

Oceanside has a history of beach erosion in part due to Camp Pendleton’s harbor, constructed in 1942. The sea wall protecting the harbor prevents sand from washing down the coast to replenish Oceanside’s beaches. The federal government acknowledged responsibility in 1953…

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