The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District is requesting public comments on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed South San Diego Harbor dredging project in San Diego, California. The Corps, as part of its operations and maintenance program, is proposing to perform maintenance dredging in South San Diego Harbor Federal Channel to restore authorized channel depths. Construction is expected to take place from November 2019 through March 2020.
Longshore transport of sand from the ocean has shoaled the sides and bed of the approach/entrance channel. Other areas of the federal channel have developed shoals due to propeller wash from passing ships and sediment deposition from Sweetwater Channel.
The proposed project would: (1) restore the channel that is subject to continual shoaling to design depths; (2) assure the continued navigation for marine traffic within the harbor; and (3) provide beach nourishment material for beaches severely eroded by littoral processes.
Comments will be accepted until August 2, 2019. Send written comments to Eduardo T. De Mesa, chief, Planning Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, 915 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 930, ATTN: Natalie Martinez-Takeshita -CESPL-PDRN, Los Angeles, California 90017-3489
Questions regarding the project should be directed to Natalie Martinez-Takeshita, project environmental coordinator, at (213) 452-3306 or email Natalie.M.Martinez-Takeshita@usace.army.mil.