Dredging in Marina del Rey
UPDATE – as of 11/29/16 – Dredging to Start in Marina del Rey on December 12, 2016
A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) effort to remove more than 400,000 cubic yards of clean sediment from Marina del Rey’s harbor is slated to begin early December with the arrival of the Heidi Renee dredge vessel (see photo below) on December 12, 2016.
The five-month, maintenance dredging effort will be limited to the removal of sand accumulated at the north entry of the Marina. In addition to the 220’-by-60’ Heidi Renee, a 182’-by-44’ dump scow, Sand Island, will operate in the same area.
The equipment and 24-hour dredging work may make the north entrance impassible for periods of time, and boaters are encouraged to use the harbor’s south entrance for the duration of the project.
Sand dredged from the harbor will be deposited in the ocean directly off Dockweiler State Beach, just north of Imperial Highway. The $2.7 million, federally funded dredging effort will assure safe navigation of the harbor entrance for the U.S. Coast Guard and other first responders, as well as for the 5,000 recreational vessels docked in the Marina. For more information, please contact the Department of Beaches and Harbors at firstname.lastname@example.org.