The San Clemente Times

The city of San Clemente plans to begin work on the North Beach Opportunistic Sand Replenishment project on Nov. 28. The project is planned to incorporate unloading and spreading beach sand that will be obtained from the county’s Lower Santa Ana River Dredging Project, according to a press release from the city.

“The city will bring 12,000 cubic yards of sand to North Beach over the course of approximately two weeks,” the release stated. “The sand will be pushed above the mean high tide line for the winter months.”

During the construction, the contractor will access the beach through the Capistrano Shores Mobile Home Park near the train station in North Beach.

“The city’s Coastal Development Permit from the California Coastal Commission that allows the City to receive tested and approved sand during the project timeframe that will have minimal impact on biological resources,” the release stated. “City lifeguards have been monitoring and documenting existing wave and surf conditions for two months prior to the beach nourishment project, and will continue to do so for two months afterwards.”

The project work hours are scheduled from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The project is expected to be completed in early December.

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