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A floating pipe stretches from the Dana Point Harbor to Capistrano Beach in preparation of moving sand dredged from the Harbor floor onto the shore there. Photo: Andrea Swayne
A floating pipe stretches from the Dana Point Harbor to Capistrano Beach in preparation of moving sand dredged from the Harbor floor onto the shore there. Photo: Andrea Swayne

By Andrea Swayne

The second phase of the County of Orange’s Dana Point Harbor dredging project, that will pump sand from the Harbor onto Capistrano Beach, has begun.

A black floating pipe has been stretched from the Harbor mouth all the way to the shore at Capo Beach, in preparation for moving sand removed from the Harbor onto the beach.

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The first phase, which was completed March 3, placed 7,000 cubic yards of sand onto the shore at Baby Beach.

According to Harbor Director Brad Gross, an estimated 65,000 cubic yards of sand will be placed at Capo Beach.

A final completion date for the entire dredging project was not available at press time.

A pipe stretching from the Harbor to Capo Beach where 65,000 cubic yards of sand from the Harbor dredging project will be deposited. Photo: Andrea Swayne
A pipe stretching from the Harbor to Capo Beach where 65,000 cubic yards of sand from the Harbor dredging project will be deposited. Photo: Andrea Swayne

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