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Public Scoping Meeting for Oceanside Shoreline Feasibility Study

Oceanside CA— The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will hold a public scoping meeting for the Shoreline Feasibility Study on Thursday, March 17, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. at the Oceanside City Council Chambers located, 300 N. Coast Highway.

The main objectives of the shoreline feasibility study are to:

  1. Estimate the impacts of erosion on the shoreline caused after the construction of Camp Pendleton Harbor.
  2. Explore options to mitigate erosion of City beaches.
  3. Investigate the potential increase of damage to structures along the beach due to continued erosion and mitigation measures to reduce damage.
  4. Consider practices to restore sediment from coastal rivers and streams and ultimately restore sand to City beaches.

The USACE project team will develop a scope of work for the study, to include detailed analysis and evaluation of a focused array of alternatives and include gathering information on existing beach structures and reviewing modeling data.  Gathering public and agency concerns is an important part of the process.

The shoreline feasibility study will take up to 3 years from inception to complete.  At that time, the project will be submitted for approval, and if approved, will require 2 additional phases of appropriations and funding.